Writers would NOT do this, but people they work for might insist:
ZOMBIES... they scare me...
Oh those Zombie words!!!! I don't like them!
Ms. Sword's essay can be summed up with the words I saw on a 60s bumper-sticker: "If you can't dazzle them with brilliance, baffle 'em with bullshit."
I nearly skipped this thread because I, um, thought it was about zombies.
Glad I came back to it. Found it fascinating.
I guess 'keep it simple stupid' never loses its truth.
(and written by a New Zealander nonetheless!)
Sally: It's not your fault, someone has to be from New Zealand.
NZ has many fine writers -- perhaps because they spend so much time upside down. All thoughts, words and ideas rush to their brains. Something I rarely experience.