Language is a fluid thing.
Sometimes we make up new terms for things to make them seem cooler, nicer or more modern.
At other times, slang terms are created or annexed, to describe existing activities.
What we knew in one way even just a few years ago, becomes known in an entirely different way after a very short time.
“Cloud” is a good example of this. In a very short amount of time, the word that once made us initially think of fluffy white things in the sky, can now make is think first about data storage.
Another word that has morphed in understanding in recent times, is “hack”. This used to make us think of chopping away at something, but now makes us think of someone shady breaking into top secret computer databases.
I am sure there are many more examples of this out there, but I won’t discuss them here because I don’t like to talk about what has already happened.
Instead, I like to live on the cutting edge and make up my own new words.
And then when I use them, I make fun of other people who don’t know what they mean, often calling them crawfaxes or ziglabats.
That really confuses them.
People are such crimglassons sometimes….