Okay it's time to don the grumpy old man suit and make the neighbourhood safe for humanity.
Listening to the radio the other day I found myself cringing at something that has always got my back up when talking to primary school teachers about maths. These days if you want to do, say, multiplication, there are a number of different techniques available. The teachers refer to these (often while speaking to baffled parents) as 'strategies.' They may even ask little Johnny 'Which strategy are you going to use, little Johnny?'
No, no, no, NO!
These are not strategies. The strategy is having a range of different techniques. A strategy is a broad direction, not a specific methodology. The specific approach being employed at any one time is a tactic, or a technique or a method. It is not a strategy. It is not strategic, it is tactical.
Why do they do this? We've got perfectly good English words for what they want to say, but they have to distort the meaning of another word. I suspect they think it sounds clever, but it's not, it really isn't. So stop it, please. Now.
Incidentally, in the unlikely event you are intrigued by the slightly odd title, it's a reference that might have been picked up by old folk rockers to the Jethro Tull song with the repeated line The mouse police never sleeps.