Re: "saying less words"
The issue isn’t the general quantity of words or words themselves, it’s that extra words of description are needed to begin to diagnose an issue.
it doesn’t work
The lamp doesn’t work
The light in here is not working (assume several different types of lights in that location)
The second quote has 1 extra word more than the first and makes all the difference.
The third quote has 4 more words than the first and is just as meaningless as the first quote.
So just 1 more word was required to begin to make sense of the quote.
The problem is people saying less words than are needed, not fewer words in general.