Quoting Benct Philip Jonsson <[log in to unmask]>:

> At 19:03 9.1.2004, Andreas Johansson wrote:
> >I've run across a guy who claims that 'Gothic' may be used as a term for
> North
> >and East Germanic together. I'd like to have on as good authority as
> possible
> >that that is not the case, or if it indeed should be so, the name of
> whoever
> >hit on the idea, so I can kill him/her.
> Send the Goths on'em!
> That's an old, early 19th century terminology.

So it's actually been used. How annoying!

> Utterly false by modern standards!

That is some considerable consolation, however. Thanks.

I guess attempting to kill whomever came up with it is a century or two late?