On a semi-related note, one field of human endeavor is singularly dependent on accurate and accepted definitions is the law–the outcome of many cases hinges on whether the a particular word or phrase can be applied to the facts in question. To that end, they’ve developed a multi-volume reference called “Words and Phrases,” which traces every appellate decision that redefines a legally relevant word or phrase. And, while I don’t know which word or phrase has the longest entry, that for “family” occupies some fifteen pages of case citations and brief (ostensive) definitions. I attempted an etymology some ten years ago for this word, and was unable to discern much in the way of a trend, but it would be interesting to revisit the issue and see if there is one. Frankly, I suspect there is, I was just too busy and too overwhelmed with the sheer mass of raw data to find it. Great post!
The gunman was interviewed by the FBI .  Law enforcement officials said that the suspect, 28-year-old Floyd Corkins II, a resident of nearby Herndon, Virginia , had served as a volunteer at a LGBT community center.   The FBI and the Metropolitan Police Department investigated jointly "to determine motive/intent and whether a hate crime/terrorism nexus exists." During his FBI interview Corkins was asked how he chose his target. His response was "Southern Poverty Law lists anti-gay groups. I found them online".   Corkins appeared in court the following day and was charged with assault with intent to kill while armed and interstate transportation of a firearm and ammunition.  An affidavit filed in the case stated that Corkins had told the guard "words to the effect of 'I don't like your politics. ' "