denny: (Warning - Group intellect)
[personal profile] denny
Words. Tricksy little buggers.

So, you're using an online shop. You click 'buy' on something shiny. The place the site stores the list of shiny things which you intend to buy should best be named... what?

Poll #1453 Tomayto, tomahto...
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 28


I live in the UK, and it should be called...

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basket
18 (85.7%)

cart
1 (4.8%)

something else (see comment)
2 (9.5%)

I live in the US and it should be called...

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basket
3 (50.0%)

cart
2 (33.3%)

something else (see comment)
1 (16.7%)

I live somewhere far more interesting than those choices, and it should be called...

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basket
0 (0.0%)

cart
1 (100.0%)

something else (see comment)
0 (0.0%)



PS: I'm in a really good mood today. Apparently the euphoria of having the first serious client sign up for some work from Shiny Ideas (on Friday just gone) is going to hang around and/or recur for a while. Which is nice :)

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Date: 2009-10-12 02:42 pm (UTC)
hilarytamar: a spray of cherry blossoms (Default)
From: [personal profile] hilarytamar
I live in the US and it probably should be called a cart if the store's American, given the fact we use (grocery) carts far more than (grocery) baskets, but I like 'basket' better. (I've also lived in the UK for two years, so there's that.)

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Date: 2009-10-12 02:45 pm (UTC)
sofiaviolet: drawing of three violets and three leaves (Default)
From: [personal profile] sofiaviolet
I live in the US. Basket is slightly more charming than cart, but either one sounds find.

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Date: 2009-10-12 03:21 pm (UTC)
ciphergoth: (Default)
From: [personal profile] ciphergoth
Standardization beats charm. Cart.

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Date: 2009-10-12 03:52 pm (UTC)
autopope: Me, myself, and I (Default)
From: [personal profile] autopope
UK: it's a shopping trolley, of course!

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Date: 2009-10-12 04:02 pm (UTC)
azurelunatic: The Space Needle by night. Slightly dubious photography. (Default)
From: [personal profile] azurelunatic
Really, it depends on your imagery. If you're using pictures of a shopping trolley, it's a cart in the US. If it's a hand-carried basket, it's a basket.

If you're not using either of those images, either is fine.

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Date: 2009-10-13 08:46 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] robert_jones
I know: have a picture of a cart!

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Date: 2009-10-12 04:21 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] hythloday
Special snowflake write-in: internationalise your application. :)

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Date: 2009-10-12 05:23 pm (UTC)
bob: (Default)
From: [personal profile] bob
let the client decide.
then change their mind.
then change it again.
rinse, repeat
again and again.

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Date: 2009-10-12 05:51 pm (UTC)
ext_287016: (Default)
From: [identity profile] pooloftrees.livejournal.com
I've said basket, but must admit I called my girlfriend's one a "shopping cart". I swear I'm unintentionally turning into an American.

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Date: 2009-10-12 07:11 pm (UTC)
mr_magicfingers: (Default)
From: [personal profile] mr_magicfingers
We're not serious?

*pout*

;)

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Date: 2009-10-13 06:16 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] kaz_pixie
I thought a cart was something that they had in the middle ages (bring out yer dead- a la monty python)

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