When the entire country understands a term, where is the problem?
After WW2 and the Korean conflict, most veterans referred to the magazines in their pistols as clips.
I knew several senior NCOs that called their M-16 magaxzines clips. I never found it necessary to reprimand them.
There are so many issues of importance facing us today, that I find minor distractions like this distasteful. I know whaty they mean. That's adequate for me.
The soldier's pack is not so heavy a burden as the prisoner's chains. Dwight Eisenhower