Thursday, June 30, 2011

What? No!

The Oxford comma is dead.

This is nonsense. I love the Oxford comma. I know we've had this conversation before, although I don't know remember you fall on this. Want to weigh in, give me your opinion, and let me know what you think? (Heh. Did you see what I did there?)



  1. Fuck that noise. Is it April 1? Is this a joke? This is terrible news.

    I love my co-worker's example for why the serial comma is necessary:

    "I dedicate this book to my parents, Ayn Rand and God."

    Bet that was an interesting childhood!

    In fact, that author gave a perfect example in the article for the necessity of the damned thing. "My friend, a gentleman and a scholar," indicates that my friend is both a gentleman and a scholar.

    Now how am I supposed to tell a story about three people: my friend, a gentleman, and a scholar? Guess I'm supposed to bust out the bulleted list for this shit?

    This is fucked.

  2. Don't worry! Apparently, it's not entirely true: The Oxford University Press will continue to use the Oxford comma, but it's their Public Relations Office that isn't going to use it. Heh. Wonder how long that will last.