A few possibilities exist (not mutually exclusive), I think, to explain these two-errors-for-the-price-of-one:
1) The writers are inventing things willy-nilly.
2) The writers don't care about following Star Trek lore
All because of a slight mix-up of terminology when the rest of both films are FILLED with references, easter eggs and homages that should more than satisfy Trek fans.
Nerd rage certainly is funny to watch.