I read a bit on SimpleBits about the language we use to describe the technique to work around all the browser inefficiences with regards to correctly implementing CSS. The argument is those techniques should not be called “hacks,” but rather “patches” as the former term can have negative connotations; and the techniques employed counter browser problems and not lack of skill or intent of malice.

I think this is a good argument, but it’s going to be hard to reverse the years of saying CSS hacks. Still, I will try to say “patch” instead, and see what happens.