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Hippiebigbuckle t1_ith0reo wrote

>Semantics matter.

They do.

> it's a technical term. Same as we say live wire for wires with electricity.

That is not a technical term. A technical term for that situation would be a closed circuit or an energized circuit.

> Not that we mean the fire acts like it has a life of it's own.

Is it Opposite Day? That’s exactly where the term comes from.