Monday, August 23, 2010

Recruit

RECRUIT, n. A person distinguishable from a civilian by his uniform and from a soldier by his gait.
Fresh from the farm or factory or street,
His marching, in pursuit or in retreat,
Were an impressive martial spectacle
Except for two impediments — his feet.
—Thompson Johnson
2010 Update: v.t. To fool by example.

16 comments:

Nessa said...

Yahtzee!

Nessa said...

That Mr. KnowItAll has recruited me in his game. Like all fools, I am easily lead.

pia said...

Did you recruit me or I recruit you?

Thom said...

RECRUIT, n. UH Football - let's hope this season the new recruits surprise us!!

the amoeba said...

Maybe, Thom, the new recruits will be good enough to recruit a conference in which the UH can play.

RECRUIT, n. In the ongoing war between hope and experience, a Pyrrhic victory for hope.

TLP said...

Recruit: To cruit again.

quilly said...

RECRUIT, n. tenderfoot, newby, victim ...

Quack Birder said...

When I get a recruit, I get a toaster oven.

Jim said...

Recruits are helping our UH football game a lot this year. That with our near Heisman Trophy quarterback who is a senior this year!

Go Cougars, Go UH, Go Houston!
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NicoleB said...

Recruits: Religious fanatics hired to clean the world

actonbell said...

Well, goooolly, I just remembered Gomer Pyle.
Good morning, Doug. I wish I could recruit someone to go to work for me, don't we all:)

Doug said...

Nessa, sounds more like mercury.

Pia, you recruited me, I'm pretty sure.

Thom, see Amoeba's comment.

Amoeba, my thought exactly. Brilliant definition, too.

TLP, I don't know why I bother.

Quilly, the no-show.

QB, I'd expect the Sappho Society to give practical rewards.

Jim, could be your year.

Nicole, I thought the whole point of religious fanatics was not having to pay them.

A-bell, what other point can there be to a daily blog?

Thom said...

We can only hope!!!

actonbell said...

Funny, I don't feel that you've recruited me to WORK for you...

cooper said...

That was a nice definition. I think of recruits as someone we convince to do the work we don't want to do.

karen a. said...

Boy oh boy. It's kind of sad to see some commenters so unhappy with themselves that they try to make life unpleasant for others.

You know more about the field than I do ... is it a symptom of developmental disability ??