Cohen, Gerald Leonard gcohen at MST.EDU
Fri Mar 15 01:05:07 UTC 2013

The use of  "profile" below seems to be under the influence of French "se profiler" or German "sich profilieren" (or both). Maybe other European languages have this usage too.

Gerald Cohen

Jonathan Lighter wrote, March 14, 2013 4:50 PM:

Inglish marches on.  CNN, Feb. 28  :

"But one thing that they would be almost unanimously saying is that the
next pope has to profile as a reformer on the sex abuse scandals."

He has to "match the psychological or behavioral profile (of); fit the
description (of); be describable; look like."


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