Thursday, 30 June 2011

Oxford comma 'change' sparks uproar
Friday, July 01,
A report that Oxford University had changed its comma rule left some punctuation obsessives alarmed, annoyed, and distraught. Passions subsided as the university said the news was imprecise, incomplete and misleading.
Catch the difference between the two previous sentences? An 'Oxford comma' was used before 'and' in the first sentence, but is absent in the second...
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1 Comments:

Blogger spacedlaw said...

They're just trying to mess up with my brains, they are. Thank goodness, it is sufficiently messed-up on its own.

2 July 2011 2:29:00 pm GMT-5  

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