RE: Specimen observed in the wild

Subject: RE: Specimen observed in the wild
From: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>
To: "Michael West" <WestM -at- conwag -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2009 08:00:18 -0700

Michael West wrote:

> I've only recently noticed how many Australians with university
> believe that the singular of "appendices" is "appendice".
> Is this an Australian thing or do you encounter this odd beast in the
> as well?

Yuck. I don't think I've ever seen that. Here in the US, "appendixes"
has become so well established as the plural that I rarely encounter
"appendices" anymore.


Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Polycom, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom


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