You like to play word games not?
The topic is about Room acoustics.
The way you say it in defense of Ethan is as well PLAIN wrong.
As God and 10 people are my witness:
In order to prevent those incredible exhausting over and over repeating discussions, where confusion is more used as a handy tool to look clever, I wrote others in private BEFORE Ethan's replies.
And this is a literally quote:
Quote Eric wrote privately:
It is this linguistic finesse that Ethan uses to trick you by provoking that Room modes and standing waves are not related.
So he really hopes that you should say that they are the same. SO DON'T unless putting it in a clear context.
Ethan doesn't need to understand standing waves. It's enough for him to prove that you are wrong to cause confusion to come out as the expert himself.
I can't be more honest than showing myself.
And if you now like to play with the words as I formulated them: please do. I won't play along. I'm Dutch have little feeling for English and for me it's about the content.
The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing ............... Albert Einstein