I'd better not get started on these, I could possibly name a thousand. I have written novels and got them selling now on Amazon Kindle. I try to avoid the obvious but for authenticity there are times when you have to use euphemisms. Schools don't teach English language as we were taught, these days even spelling is changing to be more Americanised. Soon we will hear sidewalk instead of pavement. Instead of autumn we will hear youngsters calling it Fall. Faucet for a tap, daiper for a nappy..........Oh no, I must stop there or else.................
On a related theme it reminds me of a small café I sometimes used to frequent. The visiting card had 'Steve and Julie' welcome you, but the Julie was crossed out neatly with a pen and the name Pauline written on. *
But the best bit was it was described as being 'Close to two major Hospitals'
(*I can't remember the actual names but you get the gist)
Add "bored of" to your list,JJ. Everything mentioned gives me a little tic.I have decided that language is always changing and so I really must let go of my lament for the English language.It's not easy though.