On Mon, Jun 29, 2020 at 4:21 PM Nathaniel Smith <njs@pobox.com> wrote:

It's not Strunk and White per se, it's the idea of enforcing "standard
English", where "standard" here means "talks like a American with an
Ivy league education".
You all are displaying breathtakingly levels of ignorance here.

I definitely am, hence why I asked the question in the first place. 

As it is currently written it isn't clearly understandable to non-US based people. I just wish that the original email or the commit message did a better job in justifying this for the rest of us.

But let's let this thread die here.