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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Those were the days, in any case, when children were supposed to be seen, not heard, so nobody ever talked to me, which meant I could hide behind sofas and read while the clever grown-ups discussed the finer points of the Oxford comma or the abstruse subtexts of Shakespeare's sonnets.
They mix up faster and slower tunes throughout - and deliver perfectly understated versions of perhaps their best song, Oxford Comma, and the slightly heartbreaking Hannah Hunt.
The band found fame in 2008 singing about grammatical oddity the Oxford Comma and delighting indie dancefloors with the 'hey hey hey' chorus of A Punk.
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.
To back up for just a moment, my inquiry sought information about the phrase Oxford comma.
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