I think JL expresses the same sentiment as you do, only from a different angle. Philosophy, especially on a forum such as this, where everyone arrives at the topics we discuss by different paths, quibbling over subtle semantics takes up a lot of our time. In a professional environment, where each participant has the same background information, I think there would be less of it. But I don't know if that would cause more actual meaning or real-life connection attached
, or less.
I don't think philosophy can have direct real-life connection. It can, but then we call it something else. Practical understanding, or something like that. At best, the real life connection philosophy can have is through the behavior of the philosopher, who is shaped by his experiences.