You're killin' me. I've made it my hobby to collect the many and varied misuse of words in the hope of writing something humorous about the murder of the English language. The trouble is that while I have way more example than I need, I always get angry when I start to write about them.
So maybe if I take it one at a time, and choose an example that is not one of my pet peeves (making two words out of what should be one, still simple, word)?
This is from a description for a free program called AllMyNotes Organizer under the heading: Limitations and listed as one of the features that are not available. It's the very first one so presumably the most important.
· Read-Only mode for selected Notes to protect sensible data from unwanted modification.
To restate, there's not a read-only mode to protect -sensible- data from unwanted modification!?
Whew! Then sensible data can be rendered to read like the rest of your note!
The word the writer might possibly have been seeking is "sensitive," but nowadays, I wouldn't dream of trying to impute meaning. In the "modern English" vernacular of so many Web writers. He may very well have felt that protecting sensible data was more important than protecting sensitive data.
Although considering that most people don't even know what "sensible" is anymore, the limitation might just be insignificant anyway.