I saw on a series called unorthodox on Netflix that someone referred to something which was mentioned in the Mishnah with "the Talmud says" is this wrong? or at least rare? I am looking for more examples. Here is where it is mentioned.
I would understand if it were mentioned to refer to both the Mishnah and the Gemara but solely referring to the Mishnah without saying Mishnah sounds weird to me.
I'm not looking for the original meaning of the word Talmud but much more interested in the use of this word in religious as well as non religious and even non Jewish sectors.