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Subject:Re: What do you call this? From:"Bonnie Granat" <bgranat -at- lynx -dot- dac -dot- neu -dot- edu> To:"Jane Bergen" <jbergen1 -at- earthlink -dot- net>, "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com> Date:Fri, 10 Sep 1999 22:57:39 -0400
>>If you have a person with an addition following
>>their name, such as "Jr." or "III", what do you call
>>that addition? My immediate answer was to call it a
>>suffix, but I told the developer who asked that I
>>would try to find out if that was right.
>>Julie Comstock-Fisher Documentation Manager
>>julief -at- pdainc -dot- com PDA, Inc.
I've seen "generation" and "suffix", though the latter is incorrect, as a
suffix creates a _new word_. A suffix is not a word or an abbreviation. I
think generation makes it clear that the two-character field is not intended
for "MD" or anything else.