Grammar – The Changing Rules
Although they may not like it, people are now aware that nothing remains the same. Everything changes. That’s why I find it amazing when some people appear stunned to hear grammar rules and writing styles change.
But why shouldn’t they? Grammar and writing style rules were invented to meet a specific need. When the need changes or no longer works, shouldn’t the rule?
For instance, periods did not exist until the 4th century. At that point, St. Jerome decided he needed them to make his translations of the scriptures easier to understand. I am sure he probably got complaints about the strange mark in his writing style.