GoRight Style Guide for the English Language.
This diary documents the conventions which comprise the GoRight Style Guide for the English language. This style guide is being developed using a differential approach to documenting specific style elements. In other words, this guide only seeks to document those elements which make the GoRight style unique.
For guidance on items not directly addressed by this guide, the GoRight Style remains explicitly agnostic with respect to other major style guides. As a result, a conforming document may adopt appropriate conventions from any number of other widely recognized Style Guides so long as (a) those conventions do not conflict with the conventions explicitly laid out below, (b) those conventions do not conflict with one another, and (c) those conventions are consistently applied throughout the document.
Section 1: Proper nouns referring to leftist political parties.
All written material which adheres to the GoRight Style Guide for the English language shall follow the convention of referring to the US political party which is comprised of individuals who identify themselves as "Democrats" as the Democrat party. The phrase "Democrat party" shall be recognized as a proper noun referring to that political party and the capitalization shall be exactly as shown.
Section 2: Proper use of the proper noun skymutt.
All regular references to skymutt MUST appear in all lower case letters (i.e. "skymutt"), and any other capitalization shall be considered pejorative. The following special cases exist:
- The proper noun skymutt can be properly used in all upper case letters within the context of an isolated title or sentence which is employing an ALL UPPER CASE style for literary effect.
- When responding to posts signed by skymutt which bear a red color bar at the time of the response one (or more) of the pejorative forms is required (e.g. "Skymutt", "SKYmutt" "Sky Mutt", or "sKY mUTT").
- For blog posts signed by GoRight, section 3 below shall still apply.
Section 3: Insertion and/or deletion of random letters, words, phrases and capitalization changes within blog posts.
All blog posts shall contain insertions and/or deletions of seemingly random letters, words, and phrases as well as seemingly random capitalization changes within the text in an effort to keep the reader focused on trying to discern the true message being conveyed by making them have to think about what the author actually meant to say. As such, these random anomolies shall not be construed to be typos or other types of errors.
Section 4: Blog posts with blue bars.
Any post with a blue bar must be written with the opposite sense from that observed in the real world. For example, up must be referred to as down. Hot must be referred to as cold, and so on. In addition, all conforming text will employ the principles of obfuscation and doublespeak.