I’m not sure this is my color, coach

Jordan Dajani writes, on the CBS Sports app:

“…Rodgers went rouge during McCarthy’s time in Green Bay….”

Rouge is French for red. It’s pronounced roozh. It’s the red stuff you put on your face to make your cheeks look better. I don’t think Aaron Rodgers needs to go rouge. His cheeks look fine to me without any special treatment. (My wife loves his eyes, too.)

On the other hand, you can “go rogue.” Rhymes with vogue. Urban Dictionary says this means “To cease to follow orders; to act on one’s own, usually against expectation or instruction. To pursue one’s own interests.”

If Coach McCarthy said, “Aaron, stop wearing that rouge to practice,” and Rodgers kept showing up with red cheeks, that would be going rogue.

English is complicated, and French is even more complicated, so spell things correctement, s’il vous plait.

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