Originally Posted by Anyanka
I think there is a basic, collective understanding at work that allows the term to be mobilised without too much angst
We were having a rather in depth conversation on which the use of a vague word was hinged. No angst, just trying to be clear about what we were talking about.
I also wanted to make sure that the lurkers understood that it is more efficient to be precise with language than to use vague and easily misinterpreted terms. Sometimes it's unavoidable and a short discussion is needed for the sake of clarity - but avoiding that and being precise is a better approach to communication.