The big tragedy is that 'naming conventions' as a construct needs to be understood well enough to know why one REALLY REALLY REALLY wants one.
Let us open up the tag wool for we own our language, and allow me to BLAME memepunk because I STILL spit coffee at the 'got wool' meme... and now I WOOT her Wool! that may not work the way that I meant it...
In another context I was inclined to say,
I do not care if you call elephants 'mice',Which really is a bit scary, since, well that is now smelling like the start of an Interface issue....
just make sure that when we have to fire upon them,
that you bring your MouseGun!
Where I get cranky, of course, is in the realms of professionalisms, and the obligations of one group of professionals to another. I have often put together such interesting conflicts, as
If I want to limit killing to those who are members of the Guild.Which at one level is a simple discussion of where are the fine lines between professionalism, and the rank amateurs? Even more fuggly in an age of Open Source Software Development. Can we have professional citizens? are somethings to important to leave to those who merely make a living from the thingies????
Then how do I address issues of unionization and professionalism amongst C.O.Y.O.T.E.
How should we go about defining who got wool and who is merely messing with the specs for no apparent good reasons....
Or is it good enough that we start by differentiating the abuses of language, such as when a given language stream is being used not for any useful denotative value, but simply for the warm cuddly wuddlies that come with using that stream.
On the flip side of that, is the false rejection, when neoLiberals fail to understand that some things are not only 'not good' but rise to a level of doublePlusUnGood that invokes strong emotions! But it is the reality of the context, that causes the emotive response! At least in any life form that is not merely engaged in symbol manipulation, but can also have an actual emotive response! So to reject a given 'wide factual' merely because it causes an emotional response, is, at best DORKY, and in too many ways dehumanizing!!!
What if language were a part of a wholeist human experience, and not merely a collection of annotations and markings, that allow for the dull tedious symbol manipulation, which all too often is confused as things like 'software development', or Being Reasonable....
What if we had to own our language?