Given how often I rail about prescriptivists, I'm probably overdue for a refresher on a key point (one beaten to death on the Log and elsewhere): There's no disputing the value of a codified standard language. In real life, I live by the graces of good copy-editors. (And every so often I die by the hand of bad ones.) Just making sure everybody's clear on the distinction between what they do and the often bizarre quest of the peevologists.
Random note: After getting email about "Neuro-linguistic Psychology", I found Google ads on my gmail for NLP therapists. Which phobias should I start with?