[Ubuntu-l10n-eng] Gaim/Pidgin's buddy

Andrew Gee andrew at webspot.co.uk
Thu May 31 22:39:01 BST 2007


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I personally prefer "friend" also.

Andrew Gee
andrew at webspot.co.uk
http://www.webspot.co.uk

Alan Pope wrote:
> On Thu, 2007-05-31 at 22:20 +0100, Malcolm wrote:
>>> I propose changing buddy to something more en_GB, as buddy isn't really
>>> used here.
>> On https://wiki.ubuntu.com/EnglishTranslation/WordSubstitution it says
>> buddy should be replaced by mate.
> 
> Mate is too "bloke" like and potentially misconstrued as partner.
> 
> Evolution calls them "contacts". 
> 
> Personally I prefer "friend".
> 
> Cheers,
> Al.
> 
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