RE: (Slight) HUMOUR: Banned Words

Subject: RE: (Slight) HUMOUR: Banned Words
From: "Haas, Guy" <ghaas -at- selectica -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 6 Nov 2001 13:45:12 -0800

And "prepone." A colleague at work took a few days off last week
because a relative's trip back to India had been "preponed."

--Guy K. Haas gkhaas -at- usa -dot- net or ghaas -at- selectica -dot- com
Software Exegete in Silicon Valley

-----Original Message-----
From: Beilby, Margaret [mailto:MBeilby -at- ebuilt -dot- com]
Sent: Tuesday, November 06, 2001 1:43 PM
Subject: RE: (Slight) HUMOUR: Banned Words

"I thought I'd share the growing list."

After a lot of years my favorite is still "prepend." This came from a
programmer I worked with. His reasoning was if "append" means to put at the
end, then "prepend" must mean to put at the beginning.

Wouldn't it be nice if language was that logical.;)

mbeilby -at- ebuilt -dot- com

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