From Gene McCarthy:
One very overworked pet peeve-word I’ve always had was “coffers” and people, usually municipal/government officials, “digging deep” into them to pay somebody or something. In a day when cash is becoming obsolete and funds are whizzed around the world in
a millisecond, isn’t it a bit ridiculous to continue to use a term
which Webster’s New World dictionary says was a “chest for holding
money or valuables?” Maybe just plain old “accounts”
would more than suffice.