I'm not sure what to call what I want to discuss but I am using "Naive Speak" as a first draft.
On twitter, it is not unusual to see a post by someone who was not alive during the women's movement of the 1960-1990 time period. Out of an ignorance of the way that the women's movement of thet time used the prefix "Ms." they suggest that "Ms." is used for a woman who is either widowed or divorced or some other misunderstanding of that word.
Until recently, the saying was that if a person making an argument referred to the Nazis that he/she lost the argument, yet I've seen the word "fascist" thrown around a lot to mean something which "fascism" did not mean in the 1920s-1940s. Fascism was an economic theory which originated in Italy. "Hitlerism" was the term that was often used to refer to what is now called "facism.
"Federal" is now used to refer to a concept which is actually anti-federal, that is to say nationalizing the way in which the USA is governed.
Often times those using words in this manner do so in order to prejudice the minds of those who hear them speak. Calling someone who has an attitude similar to the one that Nicolas Chauvin is alleged to have had regarding France, a "fascist" borrows the enmity which many of us feel towards the policies of Adolph Hitler and those who admired him such as Oswald Mosley in order to produce a sense of outrage even though the way that it is often now used is not what "fascism" was in the 1920s-1940s.
When an effort is made to discuss what words have meant in the past, there is an anti-intellectualism that argues that what words have meant is unimportant because English evolves. While it is true that English evolves yet it is also true that word definitions do not exist separate and apart from history. Those who reject the history of terms such as "Ms." assign false motivations to those who are older than they are who use those terms in the way in which those words were used historically.
The result is both a lack of communication and a slanderous attitude fueled by a form of narcissism. This leads to greater polarity in society.