[Ubuntu-l10n-eng] Gaim/Pidgin's buddy
martinp23 at googlemail.com
Thu May 31 22:49:00 BST 2007
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".
Friend for me as well, I'd say. "Contact" strikes me as too
business-like. In addition, I'd say that the meaning of friend would be
understood much more accurately across the borders between different
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