Bitcoin is NOT Crypto. Crypto can mean anything, and detractors will use the term generously when associating Bitcoin with POS shitcoins, and banking and securities failures. A look at media articles and headlines confirms this easily.
Bitcoin is traded, NOT bought and sold. Saying that you bought BTC infers that the fiat, and the banks and exchanges are a special part of the Bitcoin system. They're not! They use Bitcoin in the same way that everyone else does. $$ is traded for BTC, just like you might trade an old lawnmower for some sats.
Using these terms improperly holds back progress (and value) by spreading misunderstanding of what Bitcoin can accomplish.
submitted by /u/clue5tick