[Ubuntu-l10n-eng] [Bug 406626] Re: Deleted Items Folder inconsistently named in en_GB localization

Elliot Hughes elliot.hughes at gmail.com
Thu Jul 15 12:48:38 BST 2010


Please change the description back.

It's simply not true that the word 'trash' is in common use in UK
English for this context. It is a term from American English and is just
not appropriate in a GB translation.

I think that most people would agree that the OED is a reliable source of information on this. So I quote from:
http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/view/entry/m_en_gb0878770#m_en_gb0878770


    *
      1 chiefly North American waste material; refuse
    *
      cultural items, ideas, or objects of poor quality:if they read at all, they read trash
    *
      2 North American a person or people regarded as being of very low social standing:clubs patronized by rock trash 

In both contexts it is referenced as North American. The correct UK term
is almost certainly Rubbish.

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Deleted Items Folder inconsistently named in en_GB localization
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