RE: Appendixes?

Subject: RE: Appendixes?
From: "Bruce Evans" <bruce -dot- evans -at- sympatico -dot- ca>
To: <RELKZONE -at- aol -dot- com>, "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Sat, 15 Apr 2000 17:49:45 -0400

There's a subtle difference between two or more indexes and the plural term
indices. The latter is usually used to mean parameters or values rather than
the plural of index.

Bruce Evans

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Subject: Appendixes?

Hi y'all!

I am a relatively new subscriber to this list. So far I was content just to
"lurk" in the shadows, learning from what other people had to say about
different aspects of technical communication. I am not a technical
communicator yet, but I am aspiring to become one some day, (relatively)

Today I have a question, so I decided to break my vow of silence. In the
material I am editing I ran across the plural "appendixes," which I have
never heard before. I always thought the plural of "appendix" was
"appendices." However, about a week ago there were some strong oppinions
voiced on TECHWR-L (pardon the passive voice!) about "indexes" vs.
So my question to you is, have you ever heard of "indexes"? If you have,
that an accceptable/accepted form of the word? Can I say that one form is
"more correct" than the other?

Any input on this would be appreciated. Enjoy your weekend (if you have

Odile I. Relk

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