Chase and I agree with you, Semantics, but this issue will never be resolved among the reptile community. It is right up there with "free handing hots" and "venomoids". If we all agreed on these issues this site would be boring.
I see what you and others are saying about the use of Venomous (which I use myself) and Poisonous. I just do not think that the "common" people should be reprimanded for using the wrong term. If my mechanic made fun of me everytime I told him there was a clinking noise coming from that "thingie" right there I would quit going to him. When people come up to me and ask me about the poisonous snake I gladly talk to them about it and hope to spark and interest within them to care about reptiles and then let them pick up on the "lingo" when they get into learning about them.
1.0 Bearded Dragon, 0.0.1 Canebrake, 0.0.2 sulcatas, 0.2 Eastern Diamondback