Have a look at this week’s Odd Language #168: Conversion Crazy. Rather silly, eh?
Sometimes, in their eagerness to do something, people forget to check whether it makes sense to do it. Does anyone really call that creek “24.2 km Creek”? Without feeling silly about it?
Rules applied for the sake of rules does not make much sense and just breeds disrespect for rules in general. Some rules do make sense to follow, but if not, it is better to skip it.