macbone wrote:"Fixed" and "flat" are merely synonyms. Call it fixed or flat rate, but to me it means the same thing. In fact, "fixed rate" could just as easily be applied to spoils where 3 cards = X, 4 cards = Y, and 5 cards = Z. There's nothing inherent in the word "fixed" that precludes it from being used to describe games with no variation in the value of a set of spoils. Adding an -S to the end of 'rate" has the same effect, whether you're talking about "flat rates" or "fixed rates."
I wholeheartedly disagree and have found examples to support my claim. I get it you guys like the name and see nothing wrong with it even though it is incorrect grammatically and in definition. Society has a tradition of using incorrect terms in application to various things Racists use a Incorrect term when referring to part of my ancestry, Given that most of the Slaves did not come from the Nation of Niger, Nobles and Peasants alike of for generations blindly accepted that Everything in Universe revolved around a flat world. There are numerous examples of people accepting and justifying things based solely on tradition and common understanding of a made up or false application of definition.