Inventing new words?

Subject: Inventing new words?
From: DAVID IBBETSON <ibbetson -at- IDIRECT -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 8 May 1996 06:37:42 -0400

Sue MacIntosh writes:

>Has any one else run across the the term "prepend?" Aaarrrggghhh! I hate
>it! The way I've seen it used indicates that its some form of "append."
>Instead of something appended to the end of something, it's "prepended" to
>the beginning. YUK.

>There must be a better word than this!

I haven't met "prepend" before but the Common Law phrase "Malice
aforethought" has, as its equivalent in Scottish Law "Malice prepense". I'm
not sure how relevent this is.

As an alternative to "prepend", would "prefix" work?

David Ibbetson, ibbetson -at- idirect -dot- com

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