If it is true that “words have meaning,” then I have discovered a few things might be entirely different from what I thought. For instance, my computer printer is called an “imaging device” on one of the computer menus. Well, using that logic, a mirror is an imaging device also, but certainly a mirror is not a printer.
And, according to my car manual, the heater is an environment comfort system.” Really? As someone who considers chocolate to be a necessary requirement for a comfort system, I cannot by any strength of the imagination see any relationship between my car heater and a chocolate candy bar.
And I discovered my car radio is no longer a radio, it is “an entertainment system.” OK, this one makes a bit of sense if you include the CD player. But I’m old enough to remember when an entertainment center was a cabinet that included a record player (also known as a phonograph!), AM/FM radio, and perhaps a CD player. There is no way that piece of furniture would fit into my medium-sized car.
Guess it is all in the evolution of words!