I encountered another pleonasm—that is, the use of more words than needed to express an idea—the other day while listening to a podcast: “…my personal pet peeve…”
A pet peeve is, by definition, personal; there is no other kind of pet peeve.
I know, I know. I said that I’m less inclined to criticize someone for usage errors like this in daily speech. However, this podcast sounded like it was scripted, not extemporaneous. It was written out before it was delivered.
Question every word. Strike out every word that doesn’t add clarity or power.