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

Allan Day allanpday at gmail.com
Tue Mar 9 10:53:05 GMT 2010

I agree that the most important thing is to stick with a single
consistent term. That said, I'm not sure about 'Trash' and think
'Wastebasket' is the better term.

The criteria for selecting this term shouldn't just be relative
popularity or familiarity. It should also be that it communicates the
meanings we want the term to communicate.

The whole idea of the Trash/Wastebasket is that it is a temporary
receptical which is emptied at a later date, and which items can be
retreived from. Wastebasket suggests a waste paper basket; the kind of
thing that lives under a desk. Things can be easily retreived from a
wastebasket. Trash suggests something different. Trash is general refuse
- the bin in your kitchen or by your back door. It isn't easy or common
to retreive things from your trash.

'Wastebasket' communicates the functionality we are trying to describe
better than 'trash', therefore. The semantics of these two terms can be
easily seen by doing a Google image seach for each one.

Deleted Items Folder inconsistently named
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