We had a vigorous discussion the other day on confusions involving the term “confidence interval,” what does it mean to have “95% confidence,” etc. This is as good a time as any for me to remind you that I prefer the term “uncertainty interval”. The uncertainty interval tells you how much uncertainty you have. That works pretty well, I think. Also, I prefer 50% intervals. More generally, I think confidence intervals are overrated for reasons discussed here and here.