Never posted in here before, but I know this will be the best place to ask!
My daughter keeps using the word recollection in one particular sentence that I think sounds wrong.
She has applied for colleges recently, one was fee paying and the only way she could have gone is if she went on a full scholarship. She was offered the place but no mention was made of the scholarship.
So, she was telling people when asked 'I was offered the place, but they made no recollection of the scholarship'
Personally I don't think you can "make" a recollection; you can have one, or recall something, but that's about it. "Made no mention", as you say, would do fine, or "had no recollection" of it, but making a recollection sounds a bit weird.
I wouldn't worry about it too much. I think they use words in slightly odd ways just to try them out and see if they can leave their mark on the language. Well mine certainly do- Prism Minor uttered a shocking statement in genteel public the other day in a sort of Yoni context- simply to mark her place in the lexical undergrowth, I reckon.
I just hope the other grown-ups within earshot agreed