You're right, of course, you're not talking about rivet counting. Only the rivet counters will care. Most of us model railroaders don't care much what you call the motive power so long as you don't call a Berkshire a Shay. That's right. The ham equivalent of "rivet counters" will get all superior and snub you. The vast majority of the rest of us will cope just fine. The best way to welcome newcomers is to encourage them. The best way to have fun in a new hobby is to enjoy what you're doing and ignore the rivet counters. There are two uses for jargon. One is as a shorthand to speed up effective communication. The other is as a way to distinguish the in crowd. Frankly, amateur jargon fits the second model and for the most part we'd be better off without it. "Elmer" is a lame way of spelling "mentor". It doesn't matter if you call the rig in your closet your "base" or your "fixed". Q codes don't belong in voice communications, anyway, nor do NTS message numbers. "handle" was around as a synonym for name before radio, and it's silly to not use it on the air because "CBers" use it. The purpose of communiation is mutual understanding and errecting an arbitrary jargon hinders rather than helps that.