Friday, July 1, 2011

You can have my Oxford Comma

credit: Dona Nobis Pacem
when you pry it out of my cold, dead, and decomposing hands.

Although it seems that rumors of its demise have been exaggerated.  As Linda Holmes at NPR explains,
... there was a rumbling that the University of Oxford was dumping its own comma. As it turned out, this wasn't the case.  They haven't changed their authoritative style guide, but they've changed their internal PR department procedures that they use for press releases. The PR department and the editorial department are two different things, so this doesn't necessarily mean much of anything, except that it's maybe a little embarrassing to have the PR department of the university with which you're affiliated abandon your style guide.
You know who's really excited by this news?  Stephanie Meyer.  By Reasoning with Vampires' count, she's never met a comma she didn't like.



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