I agree with you. I get tired of everyone correcting a guy who uses clip instead of magazine.
Even worse are the ones who don’t think it is improper to say .45 long colt. They will tell you it is .45 Colt. Also you can’t say .45 ACP, it must be .45 auto.
Yes, I try to use proper language but I am sure I mess up a lot. As long as I am communicating don’t make a big deal out of it.
I generally find that the folks that are the biggest terminology NAZIs don’t know half what they think they do.
They get just enough knowledge to consider themselves experts and then try to post themselves as gatekeepers to the kingdom.
People sortof understand that not everything on the Internet is true, but many don’t understand that “the authoritive texts” are also full of misnomers and even a few outright mistakes. They also don’t understand that an omission doesn’t equate to negation.