I have never heard anyone have a problem with that word before and there is no tangible reason to feel offended by it. If you do, that’s about you. That’s not policing you. It’s telling you I am confused by something that doesn’t appear rational to me.
I gave you a very clear and specific reason why that is indeed an appropriate term. If you continue to take positions based solely in your feelings rather than a more objective place, I will continue to point that out — not out of malice, but for the sake of precision.