Break any of these rules sooner than say anything outright barbarous.If you simplify your English, you are freed from the worst follies of orthodoxy. You cannot speak any of the necessary dialects, and when you make a stupid remark its stupidity will be obvious, even to yourself.
This guide is based on the style book which is given to all journalists at The Economist.
Writing a good weblog can be, at times, much like writing a column for a newspaper. I’ve got an old article on writing a column which I’d like to put up in a public place. It’s by Keith Waterhouse — an old Fleet Street columnist. He gives 25 points — not all of which, of course, are appropriate for the weblogger. Pick and choose.