Kinda cute - I find it a bit scary that people fall for this
Not everyone has taken even a basic chemistry class.
Someone in my college speech (Comm101) class used this subject as his "persuasive" speech. I think he referred to it as "hydroxic acid" but from the information here, maybe he was saying "hydroxyl acid." Anyway, at the time I didn't know what that was, but I wasn't convinced that it ought to be banned before learning more about what it was.
EDIT: About the late reply: I'm actually this far behind on forum posts. I'm just catching up...