By that measure, the current practice of using the word "kinda" fails miserably.
As in, "I kinda disagree." Do you disagree, or don't you?
Ditto "kind of," as in, "It's kind of wrong."
Call it the Language of Equivocation.
It may have begun with the overuse of the word "like," as in "She's like, so talented." Is she talented or an imitation of someone who's talented?
Such equivocation shows up everywhere, in conversation of course, and disappointing, in newspapers and magazines. But during a recent ride on the Metro-North train from Connecticut to New York, my eyes couldn't believe what they saw on a poster flacking the state of Maine:
This was so nonsensical, I couldn't figure out what it was equivocating about.
Trekking over to the state's tourism Website, visitmaine.com, I looked for meaning in the poster language. I wanted to know what The Maine Thing was.
It was kinda not there.