Logical Fallacies
Logical Fallacies / Etymological Fallacy

Etymological Fallacy

The etymological fallacy poses that a certain term's original meaning applies to its colloquial and modern understanding in current circumstances.

Example of Etymological Fallacy

"Lucy, why do you call your children 'kids?' Don't you see how offensive it is to liken your children to immature little goats?"

This is a common fallacy.