The battle is lost, I fear, but does it bother anyone else when the word "regime" is incorrectly used when "regimen", as in fitness regimen, is proper?
Happens all the time now, so much that it's become part of the vernacular.
But behold, from the dictionary:
Regimen: a: a systematic plan (as of diet, therapy, or medication) especially when designed to improve and maintain the health of a patient b: a regular course of action and especially of strenuous training; the daily regimen of a top athlete.
Regime: a: mode of rule or management b: a form of government (a socialist regime) c: a government in power (predicted that the new regime would fall) d: a period of rule.
You be the judge. I've made mine. Another proper meaning rendered meaningless, alas.