[Ads-l] voluntold

Amy West medievalist at W-STS.COM
Thu Aug 3 12:45:23 UTC 2023

On 8/2/23 00:00, ADS-L automatic digest system wrote:
> Date:    Tue, 1 Aug 2023 15:54:32 +0000
> From:    Bill Mullins<amcombill at HOTMAIL.COM>
> Subject: voluntold
> I don't see this term in either the ADS-L archives or in the OED.  Some other dictionaries have it, though.
> verb
> 1996 [Sault St. Marie ONT] Sault Star 22 Jul B1/4
> But district president Jim said there is a grain of truth to their jokes because, "you don't volunteer to do something, you get voluntold to do it."
> https://www.newspapers.com/image/735216970/?terms=voluntold&match=1

I first encountered this in SF con fandom: I'm wondering if earlier 
cites might be discovered in those types of sources. I wasn't surprised 
to see early cites in Usenet groups.

---Amy West

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