I have noticed my latest favourite word is “conflating“.
“Oh no!” I hear myself exclaim, “You are conflating two completely separate concepts.”
Trouble is, I am using it where I would normally use the simpler, clearer verb “confusing”.
So not only am I confusing people with “conflating” but I am conflating “confusing” and “conflating” in a confusing way.
No, wait… perhaps I mean “confounding“.