Adam H wrote:"I take issue with you using that word." Offense. You definitely mean offense.
To "take issue" essentially means to "make into an issue" by beginning a debate. There is a difference between simply disagreeing with something, being offended by that thing, and taking issue with that thing.
Adam H wrote:"I have a major issue with that." I believe you mean problem.
Yeah, that usage sort of bugs me too, but it is pretty common, and I have come to accept it.
Adam H wrote:"That's a separate issue." Do you mean problem again? Or perhaps topic? Or point?
No, it means it is a separate item on some hypothetical agenda of observations, arguments, points, subpoints, contentions, etc. It makes sense to distinguish between two "separate issues" which are completely independent.
Adam H wrote:"That's a non-issue." What does that even mean?
It means either that it has already been fixed, that it has not been fixed but will not cause a problem, or will cause a problem but the problem will be completely irrelevant.