John McIntyre, whom James Wolcott calls “the Dave Brubeck of the art and craft of copy editing,” uncovers a site allowing one to search 43 different stylebooks at once. Language Log points out:
The site is OnlineStylebooks.com, and as John notes, “This should help you to learn how to live with inconsistency”. Which is ironic, since the purpose of stylebooks is to help achieve consistency.
Mark Liberman goes into delightful detail. Meantime, thanks.