The now defunct Soviet Union was highly skilled in the use of misnomers in their rise to a Socialist world power and they almost succeeded in dominating the entire globe with their lies, deceptions and flawed system. One of their verbal tools used to propagandize great masses of people is their miss-named organizations. They had countless agencies, associations, and front organizations controlled by so-called "Concerned Citizens". They called themselves "Communists" which itself was a misnomer because they did not have all things in common. The rulers had everything and the people had practically nothing. The rulers used words like "Humanitarian", "Freedom Fighters", "Equality", "Democracy", Republic, and "Liberty", in the titles of Communist Front Organizations. These organizations were supposedly volunteer, good guys whose sole purpose was to relieve suffering, feed the hungry, heal the sick and set free the victims of Capitalism, Free Enterprise, and "Evil" Businessmen. The names of these movements would contain words like Lincoln, Progressive, Equality, Hope, Change, and Workers. All of which sucked in the poor, abused, disillusioned, minorities, young idealists, and ignorant flotsam and jetsam of whom all nations had a share, angry and fuming for change. The Communist Soviet Union nearly succeeded and would have, but finally ran out of conquered nation's wealth. We have a new crop of lying, thieving misfits building up a similar Tower Of Babel in our country right in the halls of Congress, the White House, Supreme Court, the News Media and in our hallowed halls of Education.
A misnomer is a falsehood, not a lie, unless it is known to be a lie by its user, which, at its birth, is Satan's offspring conceived in the heart of a liar. As Jesus said to the Pharisees,
"Ye re your devil, nd lusts your ye will do.... When he speaketh lie, he speaketh his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it." John 8:44
Misnomers I can think of at the moment....
Arabic - (1, 2, 3, 4, 5...) originated in India, not the Arabian Peninsula.
Global Warming - When a temporary, normal global warming cycle ended in 1997 its adherents changed the name from "Global Warming" to "Climate Change", which allows them to take credit whichever way the earth's temperature goes. From the beginning of time, Earth's weather has experienced cycling changes from cooler to warmer to cooler to colder and back again to warmer. This was considered normal until social planners decided to use this weather cycling in their globalization dreams by blaming normal weather changes on excess carbon being created by industrialized nations. So, to bring undeveloped nations up to par with developed ones, they proposed to penalize or fine all businesses and nations which they judged created the most carbon and give the $billions collected to poorer nations to improve their living standards. The fact is that all green living things breath carbon and exhale oxygen and us humans and animals do the opposite. Global warming, as a permanently progressing phenomenon, caused by people, is a misnomer.
Correctional Facility - This high-sounding term is an effort of symantecs at equating hardened criminals with wayward children who simply need understanding, social training, and the gentler treatment. Whereas, Criminal Incarceration Prisons, once under the absolute control of Wardens and guards, were comparatively quiet and secure, are now under the control of prison gangs who rape, wound and murder over perceived disrespect, a joint of marijuana or a mess hall cookie. Prisons are far worse as "Correctional Facilities" than they were as "Prisons". No honest person, who can see, doubts that the social planners "correcting" of career criminals is worse than a failure. At one time prisons were free of illegal drugs and knives and prisoners were criminals not inmates or residents with a long list of "rights". "Correctional Facility" is a misnomer.
Gay Pride - The miserable compulsion of unnatural perversion, like narcotic addiction, may give the poor souls who pursue it a temporary relief or high or satisfaction in some inconceivable way, but the end result, of both these enslavements, is hugely negative. Illegal Drugs do not produce good highs, and perversion is neither "gay" nor the inconceivable idea of an act of pride. Again this term is an effort of the homosexual community and social planners at normalizing or even exalting the act of perversion they are slaves to. Read Romans 1:18-32 for a correct view of homosexuality.... from God's view.