Oxford comma


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Oxford comma

n
(Journalism & Publishing) a comma between the final items in a list, often preceding the word 'and' or 'or', such as the final comma in the list newspapers, magazines, and books
[C20: because it was traditionally a feature of the house style at Oxford University Press]
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Writing topics such as the Oxford comma, books, or WIPs pop up as mini-themes.
And nothing could be more scandalous than the failure to use the Oxford comma.
But I don't think I'm going to miss deadlines and arguing with you about the Oxford comma," Dodd said with a laugh, referring to that extra comma in a series that clashes with Associated Press newspaper style, but was inserted in every News story at her insistence.
The Leisure Society You Could Keep Me Talking Vampire Weekend's Oxford Comma springs to mind such is the upbeat and quirky nature of The Leisure Society's latest effort, which is no bad thing.
Hits like Oxford Comma and Horchata went down well.
But their party-at-the-yacht-club vibe obscures the fact that songs like Oxford Comma and One (Blake's Got a New Face) are slyly mocking the affluent twentysomethings that Vampire Weekend are assumed to represent.
Vampire Weekend's Oxford Comma is whimsical, intelligent, fun -- but that doesn't get in the way of it becoming a pleasant song.
At the moment anything by She & Him (actress Zooey Deschanel's band), Huey Lewis & The News' Hip to Be Square and Vampire Weekend's Oxford Comma.
The only dud is One (Blake's Got A NewFace), while highlights include the Coral-esque Oxford Comma.
The only dud is One (Blake's Got A New Face), while highlights include Oxford Comma and the dancing strings of M79.
The pedant in me balks at the varied use of the Oxford comma, the ibids, and the "none the less.
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