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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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(Well, there was the column on the Oxford comma and we all know how much that settled.)
You were riveted when a recent court case hung on the application of an oxford comma and how it related to a list of items in a policy.
(The Oxford comma in the preceding sentence was not my idea, but I do think it provides clarity.)
Grammar rules read: 'Know your its from your it's', 'Alot is not a word', 'Semicolons are underrated', 'Love the Oxford comma', and 'Could've, would've, should've'.
A comma (an Oxford comma, to be precise) after "shipment" would have made the meaning clear--but because it was unclear, the drivers were owed back pay, they argued.
What's your philosophy on the Oxford comma? These interwoven conversations digressed in every direction.
Writing topics such as the Oxford comma, books, or WIPs pop up as mini-themes.
1.140(f), is striking "scandalous matter from any pleading at any time." 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.
Instead, I comforted myself by remembering a recent conversation with a teenage nephew who asked: "Uncle George, what do you think of the Oxford comma?" I told him that I found it ugly, unnecessary, and pretentious.
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.
Oxford Style Guide drops the oxford comma. This is bad, stupid, and wrong.
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