There was one section in the chapter on the apostrophe that got on my nerves though(*). In particular because I can just imagine future pedants taking it as gospel and criticising all other styles.
The question is the old conundrum: how do you add a possessive to a proper noun which ends in 's'? For example how do you punctuate Miles' transporter room or Legolas's weapon'?
What I do is consult the pronunciation. If I pronounce the end of the word as 'sez'(Legolasez weapon) then I write s's. If I pronounce the end of the word with just a 'z' or 's' (Milez transporter, Tynus face)then I write s'.
However what this book recommends is that we should always (excepting a few archaic uses) punctuate possessives as follows
Jimmy Connors's forehand
Yuck! I hope this doesn't catch on. Much more importantly I hope that people don't start pronouncing possessives like that.
What do you think?
(*) This reminds me of the line from The Importance of Being Earnest: 'The chapter on the fall of the rupee you may omit; it is somewhat too sensational'