Would it be safe to say that using the word get (or phrases containing it) to replace existing but longer words is now fashionable and acceptable? With already about 50 meanings, it is replacing words like board, mount, dismount, deplane, detrain, alight, embark, exit, escape, etc. I was told elsewhere by a teacher of English that he hadn't used the words I listed for years. "Get on" a horse, bike, plane, bus, and "get off" the same way is his norm now. Is this entirely attributable to texting convenience?
My preference would be "Upon returning from work, I change my clothes, mount my bike and hasten to the market before darkness makes me vulnerable to an accident." It appears instead more common to say, "When I get home from work, I get changed, get out my bike and get on it." "I must get to the market before it gets dark."
A dictionary does not direct people ‘not’ to overuse it and ‘not’ to replace all synonymous words with it. My question has to do with what is taught in schools and advised in forums, and includes the influence toward brevity that modern communication devices have had. Is ‘get’ to be the preferred synonym for the words I listed?