Why don't we have a more creative name for the fireplace? It's not like this is a new invention. Sure, the word is perfectly descriptive. This is the place in your home where you light a fire. But is that the best we can do? No Latin derivation? How about pyroforum? Or something completely creative like splotzum?
I can live with "fast forward," since it is only as old as the cassette tape. But we need to do something about "fireplace."