Originally Posted by Ravenesque
.... These words are steeped in negative connotations of gold medal, silver medal, first place, second place for me.
I agree totally with Raven here.
And I think that if there were some way to do a poll, that the VAST majority of poly folk would agree that they wouldn't use these terms amongst their group because of the possible negative connotations.
These terms only (or primarily) seem to surface in discussion groups, written essays etc, and like so many other terms are just labels used in pursuit of brevity. And there are cases where they absolutely can be an accurate description of a current dynamic. But I suspect most would wish it otherwise even if the description is accurate.