Camp Fire Wood

In our recent travels, we passed by some state parks. Just outside one of the state parks, some enterprising homeowner was selling wood. The sign on his front yard looked like this:

CAMP
FIRE
WOOD

I think they took the easy way out.

If you were to write the word(s) to indicate wood for a fire for a camp, how would you arrange those words?

Campfire wood ? Sounds like the name of a forest…
Camp firewood ? Sounds like a happy place for children…

Such a dilemma – how to make a compound word out of three words. Which word draws the short straw?

Here’s my answer:
Wood for a fire is firewood.
Fire for a camp is a campfire.
Wood for a fire for a camp is campfirewood.

Why limit a compound word to only two words?

They will not take wood from the field or gather firewood from the forests, for they will make fires with the weapons; and they will take the spoil of those who despoiled them and seize the plunder of those who plundered them,” declares the Lord God.

Ezekiel 39:10

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One Response to “Camp Fire Wood”

  1. Ricky Anderson Says:

    Ooh, unlimited words in compound words – I like it.

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