I'll give you points for trying. Getting people to use the right term, at the right time, is an uphill battle, in R&S. Up until a fortnight ago, or so, I was pretty sure that my understanding, of some thirty years duration, of the word Persecute was pretty clear. Apparently, I don't know what I'm talking about, though. I mean, I've "been put right" on the issue. I now have a much clearer understanding of the meaning of the word. It is making it a little difficult for me to read my way through a history of WW2, though. Somehow, references to the Nazis poking fun at, and calling Jews names doesn't ring true. Still, what do historians know, anyway? Everyone knows that the beating heart of popular culture, and the crucible of the evolution of the English language lies right here.