Paul Stewart of PacketU comments:
One of the areas that our industry seems to struggle with is terminology. For example, if your coworker is talking about a packet, are they using specific terminology for a layer 3 protocol data unit? Alternatively, are they loosely using the terminology the way many others use it and could be speaking of any data transfer between hosts?
People tend to use imprecise familiar terms when describing things. That leads to those terms entering popular usage. Paul has some thoughts about why that should change in some areas but not in others.
Read more at: The Struggle with Terminology Ambiguity