Death to the Oxford Comma

Yes! This is right. It’s always been right. You wouldn’t say “A, and B” instead of “A and B” — so why say “A, B, and C” instead of “A, B and C”? The rest of the world, including the Chicago Manual of Style, needs to get back on board with this and dump the so-called Oxford or serial comma.

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  1. You have convinced me. (Seriously, though: I’ve always had an abject attachment to the “Oxford comma”, for no particular reason other than I prefered the rhythmic flow with it: sentences always sound better pronounced in my head with the Oxford comma.) I never really had a damned good reason to get with the contemporary usage–until now. Thanks, K.W.

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