The Oxford comma

I’ve never seen anything like the fights that go on over the Oxford comma.



  • JohnDoey

    The whole point of punctuation is to enhance readability. So why wouldn’t you use the Oxford comma since it enhances readability? To save one character?

    • http://tewha.net/ Steven Fisher

      I wonder at this, too. I don’t usually use the Oxford comma, but I don’t see why anyone would passionately argue AGAINST it. It’s mostly laziness on my part.

  • http://diskgrinder.tumblr.com diskgrinder

    Nothing has been so neglected, as the prepositional clause

  • sincarne
    • BG

      Beat me to it :)

    • The White Tiger

      Did you guys not read the article? He links to this same video and wrote this:

      “An alternative view comes from the punk band Vampire Weekend when they ask the musical question ‘Who gives a f— about an Oxford comma?’ The answer, boys, is ‘I do.’”

      • http://tewha.net/ Steven Fisher

        I tried, but the server’s not responding right now. :)

  • richardint

    In this I’m a traditionalist. No Oxford / serial comma.

  • Moeskido

    Dueling style-manual gangs bring puns to a paper-cut fight.