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'''Broosking''' is the act of recruiting a prospective citizen of [[Talossa]] into a particular [[political party]].  It is widely regarded as unethical, though it is not illegal.  To speak to a prospective citizen about Talossan politics before he or she is granted citizenship, especially in a way that would tend to colour the prospective citizen's opinion about one party or another, is considered to be broosking and is strongly frowned-upon.
 
'''Broosking''' is the act of recruiting a prospective citizen of [[Talossa]] into a particular [[political party]].  It is widely regarded as unethical, though it is not illegal.  To speak to a prospective citizen about Talossan politics before he or she is granted citizenship, especially in a way that would tend to colour the prospective citizen's opinion about one party or another, is considered to be broosking and is strongly frowned-upon.
  
The term "Broosking" has as its origin a typographical error made by [[Alexandreu Davinescu]] when documenting the practice, which had been known for years as "Brooksing", after Talossan citizen [[Brook Pànetâ]], although whether Pànetâ was a victim or a perpetrator of the practice is (currently) lost to history.
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The term "Broosking" has as its origin a typographical error made by [[Alexandreu Davinescu]] when documenting the practice:
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<blockquote>Some may question my seemingly arbitrary choice of terminologies. When first writing this bill, I chose a name from history to represent the illegal act of pre-citizenship recruitment in an effort to ease discussion: the public beating of Senator Charles Sumner by Senator Preston Brooks on the floor of the United States Senate in 1856. Pre-citizenship recruitment is as belabouring and dangerous to democracy as a caning in a house of legislature, so it seemed appropriate. But during drafting, my staff remarked that she kept wanting to type "broosking" instead of "brooksing." So "broosking" it became.[http://talossa.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=hopper&action=display&thread=2268&page=1]</blockquote>
  
 
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[[Category:Politics]]

Revision as of 23:53, 10 August 2012

Broosking is the act of recruiting a prospective citizen of Talossa into a particular political party. It is widely regarded as unethical, though it is not illegal. To speak to a prospective citizen about Talossan politics before he or she is granted citizenship, especially in a way that would tend to colour the prospective citizen's opinion about one party or another, is considered to be broosking and is strongly frowned-upon.

The term "Broosking" has as its origin a typographical error made by Alexandreu Davinescu when documenting the practice:

Some may question my seemingly arbitrary choice of terminologies. When first writing this bill, I chose a name from history to represent the illegal act of pre-citizenship recruitment in an effort to ease discussion: the public beating of Senator Charles Sumner by Senator Preston Brooks on the floor of the United States Senate in 1856. Pre-citizenship recruitment is as belabouring and dangerous to democracy as a caning in a house of legislature, so it seemed appropriate. But during drafting, my staff remarked that she kept wanting to type "broosking" instead of "brooksing." So "broosking" it became.[1]