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CHAZZ
Posted: Friday, May 17, 2013 9:05:24 AM
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Hi,


For example:

The animation team at the hotel tried to 'Recruit' people for the water pollo.

Thanks
leonAzul
Posted: Friday, May 17, 2013 9:22:53 AM

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CHAZZ wrote:

For example:

The animation team at the hotel tried to 'Recruit' people for the water pollo.

Colloquially, that is the most likely way that an "animation team" at a resort would say it.

"The activity organizers tried to interest the guests in the water polo games" could also work.

I'm guessing that you are talking about the sport, and not a swimming chicken. Whistle
(Just kidding!)

Arfax
Posted: Friday, May 17, 2013 9:50:46 AM
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I couldn't resist : water polo rather involves swimming horses ? Dancing
Sorry...
leonAzul
Posted: Friday, May 17, 2013 10:20:42 AM

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Arfax wrote:
I couldn't resist : water polo rather involves swimming horses ? Dancing
Sorry...

Good grief, no; they're ponies ! Whistle
thar
Posted: Friday, May 17, 2013 10:25:41 AM

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'Recruiting' people does have rather the whiff of an army or a cult.
uuaschbaer
Posted: Friday, May 17, 2013 10:54:53 AM

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Gather/assemble some people, form teams?
kool-wind
Posted: Friday, May 17, 2013 12:12:57 PM

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Perhaps they might round them up.

That would work for the horses too.
thar
Posted: Friday, May 17, 2013 12:17:44 PM

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Ah, you have obviously suffered from the attentions of holiday reps who get paid per person who signs up.....Anxious
coag
Posted: Friday, May 17, 2013 1:45:48 PM

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In addition to recruit, in CHAZZ's example, I would consider also:

enroll

Example: He enrolled himself in a weight-loss program.
http://www.learnersdictionary.com/search/enroll

scout

Example: She scouts young musicians for one of the country's top orchestras.
http://www.learnersdictionary.com/search/scout

The animation team at the hotel tried to recruit/enroll/scout people for the water polo.
Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Friday, May 17, 2013 5:02:13 PM

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They tried to cajole people into water polo.
thar
Posted: Friday, May 17, 2013 5:08:28 PM

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Does nobody else have any problem with the term animation team - who presumably walk about drawing cartoons?

ed - I am not making fun of the OP - I believe I have heard the term somewhere, so I assuming it is correct usage. But that does not make it any less comical Whistle
Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Friday, May 17, 2013 5:15:20 PM

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Exactly, thar ;-)


leonAzul
Posted: Friday, May 17, 2013 7:58:23 PM

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thar wrote:
Does nobody else have any problem with the term animation team - who presumably walk about drawing cartoons?

ed - I am not making fun of the OP - I believe I have heard the term somewhere, so I assuming it is correct usage. But that does not make it any less comical Whistle


It sounds to mean like a mixture of French and English corporate-speak, although I confess I might have spent much too much time working Le Gosier.
Whistle
thar
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leonAzul wrote:
thar wrote:
Does nobody else have any problem with the term animation team - who presumably walk about drawing cartoons?

ed - I am not making fun of the OP - I believe I have heard the term somewhere, so I assuming it is correct usage. But that does not make it any less comical Whistle


It sounds to mean like a mixture of French and English corporate-speak, although I confess I might have spent much too much time working Le Gosier.
Whistle


I did think I might be remembering animateur, not animator, but I am not the hotel type, so it is so not my area of expertise, and I only vaguely remembered hearing or reading the word in that context. Not that I am very sure that the French would go in for animateurs at a resort hotel. I think the word in French is a bit more culture-orientated.

And Le Gosier? I looked that up. Guadaloupe? Nobody should get too animated there, it would be sacreligious. Water in Guadaloupe is for floating on, not playing water polo in! Whistle
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