Towards the end of his article, he lists several word peeves which I'm going to quote directly. Here they are. Enjoy! - z.
- Don't use begs the question. Instead use raises the question.
- Don't use phenomena or criteria as singular. Instead use phenomenon or criterion.
- Don't use cliché as an adjective. Instead use clichéd.
- Don't use comprised of. Instead use composed of/made up of.
- Don't use less for count nouns such people or miles. Instead use fewer.
- Don't use penultimate (unless you mean second to last). Instead use ultimate.
- Don't use lead as past tense of to lead. Instead use led.
I hesitate to state what should be obvious, but sometimes the obvious must be stated. So here goes: Do not use it's, you're or who's when you mean its, your or whose. Or vice versa!