Can style trump grammar rules?

Subject: Can style trump grammar rules?
From: Shawn <shawn -at- cohodata -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:52:47 -0700

Good day all,

This seems like a noob question but I have honestly never faced this
'dilemma' until now.

I am using a intro splash where I include bulleted highlights of the
chapter's content. The text style is entirely lower case. This looked great
until I arrived at a chapter where the bulleted text includes proper nouns
and names.

Is it acceptable to maintain consistency of style, while breaking English
grammar rules?

*Shawn Connelly*
Technical writer
<shawn -at- cohodata -dot- com>

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