I'm sure you know what you mean when you say what you say. Does anyone else?
Then it is incumbent upon you to find out, Roger, for the workings of language aren't the simplistic thoughts and ideas you're probably used to.
The study of language is rocket science and it is of no help to introduce errant prescriptions.
Have you not noticed the limited number of "problem" words/phrases - out of the thousands upon thousands of word/phrase changes - that prescriptivists whine about? The reason, there are no original thinkers among the prescriptivist gang.They simply repeat these bits of nonsense over and over again.