Serial commas? Definitely!

I’ve always been a huge fan of serial commas, even before I knew what they were. It comes from growing up reading older books that all used serial commas religiously. There is a push by many to eliminate them as “unnecessary” and I disagree. It makes comprehension less clear for the reader. I’ve seen many examples of this, such as the classic apocryphal book dedication lacking a serial comma–“I’d like to thank my parents, Ayn Rand and God”–but this example adds a good visual element to drive the point home. Thanks to whatever uncited soul did this picture, btw; I found it on FB and I will gladly provide full credit and links to whomever did this in the first place.

Why you need the Oxford serial comma
Serial commas are a good thing!

3 Responses to “Serial commas? Definitely!”

  1. Ha ha!! I am sharing a link to this post with everyone I know! I’m also a big fan of the Oxford comma. My husband claims is superfluous, but perhaps seeing Josef Stalin with pasties will change his mind.

    Thanks for the giggle!

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