Who gives a F#@% about an Oxford comma? (Vampire Weekend tribute to J'ru's grammar final)




Jerusha's been taking a killer grammar course this summer with a brilliant professor who's made it everything a parsing of language particulars should be: fascinating, hilarious and memorable. She's been on fire for the grammar, I tell ya, and it made me hungry for refresher, which I found in this handy dandy punctuation toolkit.

Incidentally, the Oxford comma (aka serial comma) is officially off style per The Oxford Style Manual:
As a general rule, do not use the serial/Oxford comma: so write ‘a, b and c’ not ‘a, b, and c’. But when a comma would assist in the meaning of the sentence or helps to resolve ambiguity, it can be used – especially where one of the items in the list is already joined by ‘and’: They had a choice between croissants, bacon and eggs, and muesli.
Good luck on your final today, J'ru!

Comments

Jerusha said…
Thanks Mommala! I love that song and I am so ready for my exam. Also, I have the answer key to the first test so we settle that bet. :-) <- emotions not official grammar*

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