Inner tech-comm police raid

Subject: Inner tech-comm police raid
From: Philomena Hoopes <PHILA -at- MAIL -dot- VIPS -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 14 May 1999 13:59:27 -0400

<<<VEG> I'd vote for the Humpty Dumpty approach...words shall mean whatever
WE
want them to mean!>>

Forgive that lapse into linguistic anarchy...my evil twin took over. She has
this chaotic creative streak...

Philomena Hoopes
Phila -at- vips -dot- com <mailto:Phila -at- vips -dot- com>
VIPS Healthcare Information Solutions, Inc.
(410) 832-8330 ext 845


-----Original Message-----
From: Philomena Hoopes [mailto:PHILA -at- MAIL -dot- VIPS -dot- COM]
Sent: Friday, May 14, 1999 1:49 PM
To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
Subject: Re: 'Prepend' isn't a word, is it?

Interestingly enough, the prefix ap- does not appear to
apply to the word "append"...at least, my American Heritage dictionary
doesn't divide it that way. "Append" is traced to the Latin "appendere,"
meaning "to hang upon."
Methinks we may have another case of "her"story here...i.e.,
misinterpreted prefixes.
If you're looking at "ap-" as a prefix, though, it can be
used as a variant of both "ad-" (meaning "toward") and "apo-" (meaning "away
from"). So from this pespective, ap-pend could have either of two opposite
meanings.
<VEG> I'd vote for the Humpty Dumpty approach...words shall
mean whatever WE want them to mean! Pre-pend, post-pend, peri-pend,
ante-pend...cut and paste prefixes at your pleasure! Definitions are --er --
pending! THERE'S glory for you!
(Or did developers already have dibs on that philosophy?)
Philomena Hoopes
Phila -at- vips -dot- com <mailto:Phila -at- vips -dot- com>
VIPS Healthcare Information Solutions, Inc.
(410) 832-8330 ext 845


-----Original Message-----
From: Comeau, Lisa
[mailto:Lisa -dot- Comeau -at- MOH -dot- GOV -dot- ON -dot- CA]
Sent: Friday, May 14, 1999 1:37 PM
To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
Subject: Re: 'Prepend' isn't a word,
is it?

My MickeySoft Word gives me several options
as other words
for "append", one
of them being "affix", which would work for
either append or
prepend. BTW -
"append" is defined as "put in", and in this
case, it it
considered
synonymous with "affix"...
Lisa Comeau
Accounts Representative, Client Services
Group
Y2K/Exchange Project, Ontario Ministry of
Health
Office: (416) 327 1112
Pager: (416) 715 9198
mailto: Lisa -dot- Comeau -at- moh -dot- gov -dot- on -dot- ca




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