@felix9 Thank you for doing some research but I think you will find the only piece of literature worth quoting about C++ is the standard itself. I did acknowledge the origins of the name "STL" in my second post and queried if we were talking about the same dead implementation and it seems we are.
if read carefully you can see that all of my quotes are talking about the part of the actual standard library, the 'dead implementation' is only mentioned when people want to explain 'why' they are using this term this way.
I dont think the standard itself is 'the only piece of literature worth quoting', surely you are getting way too formal here. this term is so widely used in the industry and academia, everybody understand it and take it naturally, if you want to talk that way then good for you, but we are living people and we dont need to always speak the 'iso standard' language.