NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Is it a major restructuring or a major overstatement? Here's a hint: it's not the first. The media, in all its self-consumed glory, loves to run scoops with headlines showcasing the words "major restructuring." In the last two weeks alone, All Things D has run at least two. A couple of weeks ago, the "major restructuring" was about to go down at Yahoo ( YHOO). Yesterday it was Hewlett-Packard's ( HPQ) turn. But a "major restructuring," at least in the hands of the media, often seems to be little more than a grab bag of firings and division shuffles. Sure enough, that's just what is happening at HP. If that weren't uninspiring enough to begin with--well, HP is company that has just undergone--and subsequently abandoned--"major restructurings" involving tablet computers and becoming another IBM ( IBM). Look: perhaps companies like Ford ( F) merit the "major restructuring" tag, but HP? The New York Times went with a more measured and realistic approach. They termed HP's plan a "consolidation." Rather than getting giddy with it in the headline, they went with a more modest and fitting: "H.P. Is Said to Be Poised to Merge Business Units." That's all that's going on here. Save the "major restructuring" terminology, which gets the expectations of traders all out of whack, for the few times it's actually going on.