WHILE I'M THINKING OF IT . . .
The changes in parlance are deliberate, I hypothesize.
Why change terminology all the time?
Here is my take on it:
Within the short space of a conversation with a JW, a current JW can tell if you USE TO BE a JW.
Your terminology is dated!
Telltale stale references peg you right off!
When I lived in Los Angeles, one of my closest friends was a Scientologists. That's all he talked about, non-stop, gibber-jabber.
Inadvertently, I was absorbing the lingo! After a year of this, I could "speak Scientology!"
I was an art consultant at the time and I dealt with movie studios, and personnel.
One of my clients was photographer who's celebrity photos were "hot" at the time.
His portraiture was on just about every magazine you picked up!
I could spot his photographs and identify them quickly because I had an eye for his technique.
Well, one day I ran into him at a movie theater. We chatted a bit and he said something which contained
the following sentence.
"I'm so busy right now I'm wearing more hats than I can keep up with."
I stared for a second and suddenly blurted, "DICK, YOU ARE A SCIENTOLGIST!"
(His name was Dick Zimmerman.)
He was flustered at my non-sequitur! He babbled and deflected. You see, he didn't want anybody to know!
I could tell he didn't want to deny outright, but he didn't want to ask how I knew.
I smiled and explained myself.
"Scientologists refer to the different categories of work they do as being 'hatted' as in wearing one hat for this
and another hat for that. What you said was a dead giveaway!"
He grinned and closed his eyes. "Ahhhh." That's all he said.
You see, JW's can do the same thing just from the small conversations they overhear.
A couple of months back I was accidentally overhearing a conversation between two young men.
I heard the term "torture-stake" and the cat was out of the back straightaway!"
(edited to add:)
I was curious whatever happened to Zimmerman. I just did an Internet search.
Dick is referred to this way:
"Dick Zimmerman has been referred to by the media as an
artistic genius. Known as "The Image Maker," he is considered to be the most accomplished portrait artist of the 20th century. Zimmerman is sought after by the world's most celebrated entertainers, dignitaries . . ."
This is the work of his publicist, by the way!