Re: Baffled - how does that work then?
As a baffle is a device used to "restrain or regulate (afluid, sound, etc)", it follows that baffling something is surely more exclusive than inclusive.
"When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, "it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less."
"The question is," said Alice, "whether you can make words mean so many different things."
"The question is," said Humpty Dumpty, "which is to be master—that's all."
If we continue down this rabbit hole then we're going to end up proving that black = white.
Do be careful when using zebra crossings.