Re: PATCH: [Bug 75143] delete trash dialog title should say "emptytrash contents?"

David Moles wrote:

> I would probably go with "Permanently delete all items in trash?" or
> something of that sort.

After eloquently arguing why "Emptying trash contents" is gramatically
incorrect, you spoiled it :o)  Admittedly we don't talk about trash and
trashcans over here anyway so maybe I'm just missing the idiom... but
deleting something "in" something sounds just as wrong to me.  

Don't you have to delete things *from* something...?  "Permanently
delete all items from the trash can", perhaps...?  (Actually I think
"remove" reads better than "delete" here, but I appreciate that perhaps
doesn't convey the permanence quite so well).


CALUM BENSON, Usability Engineer       Sun Microsystems Ireland
mailto:calum benson ireland sun com    Desktop Engineering Group                      +353 1 819 9771

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