Language is a funny thing. Sometimes it’s more than words and sometimes you can’t tell exactly what that actually means. That’s why people once tried to build up a way of scientific speech. But that failed. Words aren’t made to be laid in chains.
So we have to tolerate linguistic things which are hard to understand and deal with the risk to be irritated by speakers that talk vaguely on purpose.
Still, the problem of talking vaguely gets to another level when it’s done by women. Whereas men use ambiguities for jokes, women use it for irritations:
Or am I the only one not knowing right from the start, what “the first O” is?