Yeah, yep, yup and nah are other dislikes, although I catch myself using them; and I really should stop using the American "gotten" although, according to the OED, the word has its origins in British English but it went out of common usage here except for words like "ill-gotten".
This is creeping in, too:
Then instead of than, as in:
'My brother is bigger then yours' (or your's, probably)
Might surprise you Nigel, but "then" instead of "than" was, at least in the 17th and 18th centuries, considered to be correct
Nowt wrong with split infinitives. They're technically incorrect only in Latin. In English, they're the most logical and harmonious way of constructing the sentence.
Can't remember my Latin, but I do recall being taught at school that split infinitives were incorrect in English. However, I agree that they make sentences much more fluid. The classic example being Star Trek's "to boldly go where no man ...". Saying "to go boldly" just sounds clumsy and the phrase loses its descriptive emphasis on the word "boldly".
Also, starting a sentence with 'And' is perfectly acceptable, and accepted by grammarians through the centuries. It's actually come into its own in recent years, too, cos, with the move towards shorter sentences, you need conjunctions like 'and' and 'but' to retain a natural flow.
Again at school I was taught NEVER to start a sentence with And, But, However, Therefore.
I was also taught never to put a comma before "and" and "but", but what was known as "the Oxford comma", because only Oxford University Press used it before these conjunctives, is now an accepted way of breaking up long sentences.