Besides the blatant misuses of the word “Troop” in the media. (Don’t get me started on that.) I am seriously annoyed by the use of the word “Home” when referring to a house.
I watch the HGTV and DIY channel a lot where I enjoy seeing remodeling being done. I cringe when I hear people referring to a house they do not live in as a “Home”.
Home is where you live and a House is what you live in. This whole thing started maybe 10-20 years ago when the real estate companies decided that they were no longer selling houses. They were selling homes. The word “Home” connotes a feeling of ownership and is more psychologically appealing to a person looking to buy a house. Perhaps it might be OK to say I’m looking to buy a new home. But if you are selling, flipping or otherwise not living in it, then it is not your home. It is not A home unless it is occupied as your primary residence.
A cardboard box is a home if somebody is living in it.
You may not even notice but you are being psychologically engineered from every angle and most people are completely oblivious.