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Subject:Re: Inventing New Words (prepend) From:Charles Cantrell <chc -at- ONTARIO -dot- COM> Date:Tue, 7 May 1996 09:16:30 -0500
I was surprised to find the reaction against the word "prepend."
As a programmer years ago, I was exposed to this word. Although I never
looked it up, I understood it perfectly from the context, and thought it a
succinct expression of meaning.
After the mail on the list, I checked a couple of dictionaries to see if it
was listed. I find that it is a "real" word, listed in Webster's 3rd New
International Dictionary, published in 1981.
The only question left, then, is "is it appropriate to the audience?" I am
not sure that can be determined out of context.
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