EDIT: NEW WORDS ADDED FOR THIS WEEK MARKED WITH "*".
In this post, I'm going to go over some technical terms that I find are commonly misunderstood or misused. I decided to write this post because of a teacher in one of my classes. Now, it's not really because of the teacher that I'm writing this, but more because he made me realize that the media commonly uses words incorrectly and then this carries on to the people who learn the terms that way.
The class I'm talking about is History of Science. The class is done from a literary and historical perspective and not a technical one. And, therefore, is taught by someone educated in literature. And he does a great job in that respect. However, he sometimes gets his science-y things wrong. And I know this isn't because he's stupid, it just comes from hearing the terms used incorrectly all the time.