You may want to save it for after you read today’s “Writing Glitch” post, giving your brain a moment to warm up, so to speak, but here’s a mild-mannered and scholarly (but not too scholarly or too mild-mannered) rant against Strunk and White, whose bad and often self-contradictory advice to writers has been parroted (“Squawk! Don’t use not! Never use adverbs! Gimme a cracker! Squawk!“) for generations.