atw: Re: Appendixes vs annexes [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

Howard.Silcock@xxxxxxxxxxx:
On Thu, 19 Jun 2008 11:40:04 +1000,  you wrote:
> Once again, I'm beginning to regret raising a topic! This time, it's not=
 because it's
> led us into a battle between fiercely held points of view, but instead=
 because it's
> exposed some of the more ghastly ways people manage to mangle our=
 language.
> Annexure, indeed! I'm sure you're right, Jill, that that word is being=
 used as you
> describe, but I think I was happier when no-one had told me that. Adding a=
 suffix -ure
> to a verb is normally used to make a noun describing the process or action=
 of doing
> something, as in 'legislature' and 'pressure' from 'legislate' and=
 'press'. So
> 'annexure' should mean the *process* of annexing. (You could call Hitler's=
 action the
> annexure of Austria, for example - though 'annexing' would do just as well=
 in this
> case.)
>

Ah, but then there's "*ality" endings, and that grand chestnet,=
 functionality, which simply means function. 

Well that's my view, and I think that view can be easily subject to=
 demonstrationality. 



> Nevertheless, dictionary.com does confirm that "Annexure is a term=
 substituted in some
> legal documents for Appendix" (not those lawyers again!). So once again=
 people have
> found a way to make our language a bit more complicated than it needs to=
 be.
>
> I just hope I never have to edit a document that has an annexure. (I might=
 have a
> seizure.)
>
> Howard
>
>
> "Jill Nicholson" <jpnicho@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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> atw: Re: Appendixes vs annexes [SEC=3DUNCLASSIFIED]
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>
> I thought an appended paper/prewritten doc was called an annexure, and I=
 believe the
> word attachment to mean the same. I also agree with the Kath and Helen=
 definition. Jill
> Jill Nicholson N&H Communications 2 Park Ave ROSEVILLE,  NSW 2069=
 61+2+94174302
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> Wednesday, June 18, 2008 3:37 PM
> Subject: atw: Re: Appendixes vs annexes [SEC=3DUNCLASSIFIED]
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>> I agree with Kath and Helen too, but would also like to point out that=
 'annex' is
>> what Germany did to Austria in 1938, and has no place in civilised=
 documentation.
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: austechwriter-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> [mailto:austechwriter-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Tracey Colasacco=
 Sent:
>> Wednesday, 18 June 2008 2:18 PM To: austechwriter@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> Subject: atw: Re: Appendixes vs annexes [SEC=3DUNCLASSIFIED]
>>
>> I agree with Kath and Helen.
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: austechwriter-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> [mailto:austechwriter-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Helen Haywood=
 Sent:
>> Wednesday, 18 June 2008 1:41 PM To: austechwriter@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> Subject: atw: Re: Appendixes vs annexes [SEC=3DUNCLASSIFIED]
>>
>> I agree with Kath. That is exactly my understanding too.
>>
>> Regards
>>
>> Helen=3DA0
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: austechwriter-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> [mailto:austechwriter-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Kathy Bowman=
 Sent:
>> Wednesday, 18 June 2008 1:38 PM To: austechwriter@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> Subject: atw: Re: Appendixes vs annexes [SEC=3D3DUNCLASSIFIED]
>>
>> Hi Howard,
>> we use Appendix for additional information or diagrams that would, if=
 included in the
>> body of the document, interrupt the flow of the document's overall=
 structure; i.e. it
>> is a part of the document. An Annex is an external document (with its own=
 title and
>> document id) that may be bundled with the main document, but is not part=
 of it.=3D3D20
>> That is my take on the two terms. cheers Kath
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