Prompted by some discussion about Chris Finlayson’s style guide. See: Finlayson embarks on jargon jihad .

Thanks to @philiplyth for reminding me of this most excellent Stephen Fry clip.

Obviously, as an editor and publisher, I’m all for the use of ‘house’ stylesheets & style guides — mainly for consistency, and also, I admit, in pursuit of ‘correct’ usage (because infractions can reduce an author’s credibility — deal with it.)
But there are limits.

– P