But I don't understand the mindset of some people.
Aye, it is an ages old phenomenon. The meanings of
certain words or expressions within any language
change over the course of time.
In many cases the changes come about unwittingly
caused by those who lack education or experience.
And once the new meanings are accepted by those
within the "following" it is already too late to stop
the corruption. The change may not make it into
the dictionaries and reference works as a permanent
change but in the minds of those convinced it will
be handed down from generation to generation to
live on within the "following."
In the earliest stages of our technical educations we
pass through that embryonic phase where we
"know just enough to be dangerous." It is while
we are there that we tend to use terms incorrectly.
As we progress on to higher education and understanding
most of us will "self-correct" our wrong usage. But
always present is a certain "rebel" element who delight
in warped exposition and make it their goal to change the
way things are said...
While we're on the subject of misnomers, is anyone able
to make sense of this
“When an honest man realizes that he is mistaken, he will either cease being mistaken or cease being honest.” –Anonymous