A light-hearted lesson on the Oxford comma

Today is filled with tasks related to my day job — AGAIN. So I’m sharing a quick (and dirty) punctuation lesson in honor of my friend, Charles White.  Chas and I are both nerdy enough to be fans of the Oxford comma. The illustration is a slightly edited version of the original by Jeff Bishop. (I’m trying to keep this blog PG rated.)

Here’s another illustration.


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  1. Too bad ALL the other European languages have no Oxford (comma). Not one. As a translation editor, I find it shocking how many translators mutely obey Russian or Romanian comma rules while trying to produce American English!

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