I don’t care much for a few of the words that writers seem to take pride in using. Here are a few that I just won’t ever use:

Career as a verb, as in ‘The car was careering wildly through the streets of downtown Auburn.’ If I ever go careering about, it will mean that I’m looking really hard for a job.

Careening… see careering above. When I need to tip to the side, I’ll do so, thank you. I shan’t careen, as I might appear to some to be careering.

Next is ‘rebuff’: If I ever do this, I won’t be snubbing you, I’ll just be polishing something for the second time.

Redoubtable: Huh? Do I doubt this guy or not?

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