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.
People get paid on IMDB for catching these things...