Visual Vocabulary: Reveille

Reveille: a signal to get up in the morning; in the military it is a bugle call at sunrise. As in, “Every morning when they sounded the reveille at Camp Anawanna, Donkey Lips was rudely and violently startled awake.”

Visual Vocabulary: reveille, Julie Rado Design

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For the full experience, you’re going to want to play the audio with this one. And if you don’t know who Donkey Lips is, then I’m sorry that you did not grow up with Nickelodeon in the early 90s. Salute your shorts! And if you did grow up watching Nickelodeon, well, you’ll never forget what the word reveille means now. 

Camp Anawanna, we hold you in our hearts
And when we think about you, it makes me wanna fart!
(Some things never change)

P.S. I’m sure my musical notes are riddled with mistakes. Forgive me, for I was not a bugler. I was a violinist and I’m very rusty at reading music.


Visual Vocabulary is a project I created for myself in which I attempt to sear new words into my memory by illustrating them. You can see all of them here, and read more about the process behind them here.