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July 01, 2011

Kill it with fire

Mary Elizabeth Williams claims grammar lovers were "saddened, shocked, and mightily displeased" to learn the University of Oxford has decided to drop the Oxford comma.

Not this one.

First, replace every other comma in the list with the word "and" or "or". Now try replacing the serial comma. See what happens.

(Hat tip to Agent Bedhead)

Posted by Ghost of a flea at July 1, 2011 07:28 AM