But I'm Decameron!
And yes I understand what you're saying. Given how you mentioned that writing clear and readable code is important no matter what coding standards you have, I also suspect we may not even think that differently (even if my initial statement sounded a bit more black vs white that I wanted).
One of the coding standards that I require from my teams (whenever the decision falls on me, of course) is to write self-documenting code, and avoid abbreviations as much as possible (among other requirements, but not that many). Usually just enough rules to guide an inexperienced dev towards writing more readable code - better code's another story of course.