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Jeramus t1_j6d88m9 wrote

Silly? Languages don't really have strict rules on naming things. Why use petrol for gasoline? There are a lot of petroleum products, but we only burn a couple specific formulations in cars.


Mammoth-Mud-9609 t1_j6d8lz0 wrote



Jeramus t1_j6d8wrw wrote

I understand your point that the name is not logical. I understand the states of matter. My point is that languages aren't always consistent. No one gets confused about the fact that gasoline is actually a liquid.