I watched some news piece yesterday, and the news guy was interviewing people on the street, and asking them what they knew of 'socialism'.
So this one guy starts jabbering away......he's all friendly with folks and enjoys socializing with people. The news guy lets him go for maybe 30 seconds, then reminds him.....no, not socializing....bus 'socialism'.
I suspect if you went to a hundred people.....that more than eighty-percent would be unable to really explain this in any detail. Eighteen of them might be able to give a one-line piece but little more. And if you asked where socialism was successful....it'd be a total mess.