Is there an in-universe explanation as to why characters in Star Trek are often excessively specific when speaking?
For example, why refer to a "sonic shower", when they are the standard type of shower on board Voyager and normally such unnecessary detail would be quickly dropped. In real life we rarely refer to our "electric power shower".
Turbolifts, isolinear chips, hyper spanners...
The most famous example is probably Picard's "tea, Earl Grey, hot", which makes you wonder why he doesn't just make that the default option when he asks for "tea", but there are many others.
Out of universe the explanation is probably that it adds some technobable texture to the dialogue and reminds the viewer that it's the future, but is there an in-universe explanation?