And if it were to happen, the rules would likely only get a good amount longer, as "simpler" words were used when more concise (though as you want to call them "awkward") words are used now.
You want to replace "loose impediments" with "debris" but I am of this opinion:
If you call something "loose impediments" and that words sounds new and unique and "awkward," people will not assume they know what it means. They'll look it up.
If you call something "debris" when it's really not debris, people will say "I know what debris is!" and arrive at the wrong rulings because they assumed they knew what a word was.
That's often why words or phrases are coined - because no other existing word or phrase means exactly what it needs to say in this context.
And it's fine if we disagree on this. I'm just stating my position, and you yours. It's an opinion; we can't be right or wrong.
I agree with this. I also agree that the rules are written in a way that is not any more ambiguous than necessary. Nevertheless, the terminology and phrasing is often awkward, for historical reasons, and a complete rewrite would make it easier to understand for folks new to the game. The nuance may take just as long to grasp fully but one could get the gist of the rules more easily if they were redone. I'm under no illusion that this will ever happen.