jeudi 14 décembre 2006

Why is a newcomer called a “rookie”?

A rookie is anyone new to an organization requiring teamwork and
whose lack of experience may cause errors. The word originated in the
American military during the Civil War when massive numbers of
young and untrained soldiers were rushed into battle, causing major
problems with discipline. The veterans called these incompetents
“reckies,” an abbreviation of recruits, which through time became

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