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Prostori: osmo/za

Memetic Word Dysfunction

This is a phenomenon, where some word gets incorrectly associated with wrong meaning by the greater part of the invoved population, which usually considers this an unessential detail.


Using brand name as a synonim for particular class of technology.

  1. "Windows" meaning operating system.
  2. "Word" meaning word processor.
  3. "MySQL" meaning dynamic web site / CMS.

Calling these by other names might help, but seems rather difficult.

This bug is often exploited by propaganda forces.