That particular aerial I linked to is indeed the manufacturers title and description. Regardless of who (IF anyone) is lying that is the title of it and how it is sold by everyone.
The interesting thing is that manufacturer also does a 14 elelment log periodic and I can just imagine your embarrassment when you insist on ordering as 14 element as that's the correct description (in your opinion) and the itty bitty thing a foot long arrives. I'm not interested if you intend saying you wouldn't buy that product for whatever reason, I'm just trying to explain the ordering/purchasing system, which applies to aerials, cars, tv's, infact everything.
Your argument then is "because everyone does it wrong it's right
", is that it? On a similar basis then do we abandon all speed limits because so many drivers exceed the maximum?
How many times have ordinary folk written they want to buy an ariel or an arial? How about 'digital aerials'? Do we just abandon all standards because ignorance wins
? That can't be right.
When a person orders from a Web page, they don't order a 48-element crossbeam or whatever. They just click the Buy button on what they see. At that point it doesn't matter what it's called.
For over-the-counter orders in places such as Argos and Screwfix
it's often done by catalogue number. That way its much harder for the order picker to get it wrong. The product description is incidental in that transaction too.
In fact, the only real time that the description becomes important is when a purchaser is whittling down their product choices. At this point everything becomes about the headline numbers, but mostly because folk are in too much of a rush to bother reading and learning, but that's human nature. Regardless, I still don't accept that as sufficient justification for abandoning standards.