Saturday, July 09, 2011

I recall a different time...

Headline: Breaking: Senate President Russell Pearce Recalled In Arizona, Must Run For Re-Election Or Resign

I've noticed for a while now that we're all (myself included) using "recall" to mean "stand for a recall election". But doesn't it mean to lose a recall election? Dictionaries, as usual, are unhelpful - here's the closest Merriam-Webster comes: "to call back (was recalled to active duty); (a pitcher recalled from the minors)". Just wonderin'.

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