Getting the Meteor Terminology Right

Most people know that words are just labels and when it comes to communication. We shouldn’t insist on using the right words, while the context is self-evident to everybody. The problem arises when people swap similar words with entirely different meaning, like in the following examples. astronomy – astrology, physicist – physician, meteorology – metrology, scientometry – Scientology, psychologist – psychopath This can lead to confusion and chain of misunderstandings.