(We all dislike/hate certain words and locutions; here are some of mine.)
Gospel According to Marks
So “benchmarks” are the topic that
You think we ought to talk about?
I'm thinking of a baseball bat,
And not at all of striking out.
But I will calm myself—or not.
Will I convert you into smears,
Then take the bench that I have got
And make some marks—and cry no tears?
Nah, I'm peaceful ...