Have you considered that the usage of words like this not necessarily has to be attributed to inefficiency?
I suspect that there is a whole lot purposeful usage of “inefficient words” — because the imprecision is intended for the very reason that no one can pin the originator.
And that is a much bigger problem to me. Because that is fraudulent. Fraudulence requires intelligence. Not being aware of using inefficient words because I do not reflect precise enough or I am to lazy to communicate my thoughts sharply seems to be pretty harmless to me. But tedious, still!