Terminology counts

Written by Piers Cawley on


All cultures develop their own vocabulary. If you were in a repair shop and you heard someone say "hand me that wrench with the knurled wheel that changes the width," you wouldn't want them working on your car. You want a mechanic who knows it's a monkey wrench.
- Kent Beck, Smalltalk Best Practice Patterns

There's not much I can add to that.