You may have a point about word fear!
there’s an English expression used during arguments:
“oh, that’s just semantics!”
The meaning it is conveying is : “you know what I mean and you are quibbling over unimportant details”
people say it to get the other person to stop talking: and it works.
A similar English expression is: “stop being so pedantic!”
So I may have accidentally AVOIDED looking at semantics because of this common English expression