Ok, Brad. Let’s face it. Most folks using their grill are going to call it BBQ. But, most will also include the term, "grilled" as well.Hmmm…perhaps I shouldn’t have been so terse. I was answering in the first person and not absolutes; a better answer would’ve been "I call it grilled". I see your point, though.
To me the "improper" use of various forms of "barbecue" seems to be more prevalent in places where it’s not as deeply rooted in history. Here in the upper Midwest I grew up believing that "barbecue" always indicated the presence of a tomatoey red sauce, although I can’t recall my dad ever using a word other than some form of "grill" to describe what he was doing and what he was cooking on.