[Ads-l] recruit

Joel Berson berson at ATT.NET
Sun May 15 20:20:59 EDT 2016


I'm impressed.

Joel


      From: Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM>
 To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU 
 Sent: Sunday, May 15, 2016 7:52 PM
 Subject: Re: [ADS-L] recruit
   
Not in OED.  Therefore interesting.

Traditionally, you "recruit" someone only when they join you.  Before
that, they haven't been "recruited."

If you invite or interview them, and they say "No thanks!" they
haven't been "recruited."


JL


JL


JL

On Sun, May 15, 2016 at 6:41 PM, Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at gmail.com> wrote:
> Why is this interesting? This usage has been around all century.
> On May 15, 2016 7:54 AM, "Jonathan Lighter" <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> CNN reports confidently that Mark Cuban was "recruited" to run as a
>> third-party candidate.  He declined.
>>
>> I.e., "solicited or interviewed for a possible position."
>>
>> JL
>>
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