breaking rules

I've had a busy day and I know you have too.  So I'm going to take it easy and offer you a little fun.  Wiiliam Safire (1929-2009) was an American author, notable as Nixon's speech-writer, continuing notable with four novels and a couple of books on language, notably remembered for a column he wrote for several years for the New York Times - On Lanuguage. He wrote that the "most fun in breakage a rule is in knowing what rule you're breaking"  Herewith some Safire rules for clear writing:

1. No sentence fragments.

2. It behooves us to avoid archaisms.

3. Also avoid awkward or affected alliteration.

4. Don't use no double negatives.

5. If I've told you once, I've told you a thousand times, "Resist hyperbole!"

6. Avoid commas, that are not necessary.

7. .Verbs has to agree with their subjects.

8. Kill all exclamation points!!

9. Never use a long word when a diminutive one will do.

10. Proofread carefully to see if you any words out.

11. Take the bull by the hand and don't mix metaphors.

12. Don't verb nouns.

13. Last but not least avoid clichés like the plague.