Cambrian: Opinion

March 7, 2014

The great comma debate

I’m a serial killer — a serial comma killer, that is. The moment I became a journalist, I automatically enlisted on one side in a bitter and protracted war over whether or not to use the serial comma, otherwise known as the Oxford comma. We newspaper copy editors are oathbound to seek and destroy these infiltrators, regardless of any countermanding orders from English professors and defenders of classic literature.

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