True, strictly, but meanings of slang terms often change quite quickly. (Look at the way "troll" has changed over recent years, or for that matter "gaslighting".)

It's unfortunate that happens, because it usually robs a fairly precise word of any useful meaning...but it happens!

Barnaby is a journalist based in Suffolk, UK. By day he covers science and public policy; by night, film and classical music. He has also been a cinema manager.

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