Talk:podium

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Whereas it is true that some people incorrectly use the word "podium" to describe a lectern or a stand used for holding a lecturers notes or a book, this incorrect usage of the word does not constitute a new meaning or definition of the word. Rather, it remains simply an incorrect usage of the word. This misuse of the word stems from the fact that very often a lectern is mounted on top of a podium, and someone will request a member of the audience to "come up to the podium." The confusion arises when the listener mistakes the more visible lectern from the podium upon which the lectern is mounted. —This unsigned comment was added by 74.192.207.49 (talkcontribs) at 19:02, 23 March 2008 (UTC).

We're building a dictionary here, not a Book of Right and Wrong. If a word is commonly used a certain way, it's not our place to exclude it simply because some people consider it incorrect. —RuakhTALK 19:33, 23 March 2008 (UTC)