A unstintingly prescriptivist style book, Gwynne's Grammar, has been getting lot of press coverage. Gwynne's arrogance of style is undercut by his own leaden language. Take this gem, for example:
"The encouragement that I offer is that whatever work is involved is overwhelmingly worth it and also that this work gradually becomes progressively easier as the skills involved become more habitual and indeed as making the necessary effort becomes more habitual."
Doesn't that language just sing? I think I'm more interested in the Pinker.