At Poynter, there is a crowd-sourced list of words people, especially journalists, use in print but that people seldom say. Here are the top five, follow the link for more.
Here in Korea, I see the word 'mull' in the English newspapers frequently. I have seen it in Canadian writings but not as often as here. I have used the word, but only literally -as in mulling wine - or ironically because the frequency rate is so skewed. Few people get that sarcasm - it's an in-joke for one.