Words are merely words. Different people attach different meanings to the same word. At the same time, within the contex of a single conversation, we can use the different words to distinguish between different ideas). This is even necessary, for how will we compare ideas if not to use a different word for each.
Hence, it is important to be careful of the use of words. When you are listening to someone else, check your own thought process, that you are not getting the wrong message by attaching a different meaning to a word, than the speaker.
The emotional attachment, is of course a related but different matter.
This is a relevant discussion when you are performing or learning any task that is centered around defining or analyzing complex matters. Such as in EA (enterprise architecture) or in BA (business analysis).
Simon Seow. First posts in simonseow.com on Monday 29 June 2015.