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    Another example


    Do you use the Oxford comma? If not, why do you support human-rhino abominations?
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    I'm in the "I honestly don't care either way" club.

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    who gives a smurf about an oxford comma



    but yeah i think in general i use it, when i use punctuation

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    Always use the stripper example when explaining the Oxford comma. Always.



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    In Swedish the Oxford comma is not a thing and actually considered incorrect, so I didn't use it in English at first either but now I guesss I do when I have a reason to bother!
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    I support all human animal abominations.

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    I feel so dumb. I have no idea what anyone has said in this thread.




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    What the heck is a comma or punctuation
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    People who don't use the Oxford comma bother me. Like a completely different kind of bother than people use the wrong "your." If you use the wrong word (your/you're, its/it's, who's/whose, etc...) I judge you harshly, but if you don't use an Oxford comma I just think you are terribly uncouth and am offended by your very presence.

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    Yes to serial, series, Oxford, and Harvard Commas.

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    Yeah, I use it.

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    Yes, because it increases clarity. As a professional writer you should always strive for clarity, insofar as your company's style guide demands/allows you.

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    If you couldn't tell from the OP, I always use an Oxford comma. And, like Shlup, I always notice when other people don't use it and it bugs me. Even regions that don't use the Oxford comma, like the UK, require its use where the lack of the comma can cause ambiguity (such as in the OP's examples), so I don't understand why it's not just always used. Silly Brits.

    And I was an editor on a law journal for two years, which like all good American publications required the Oxford comma, so I became used to correcting people's omission of it.
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    I try and use it whenever possible.

    But, why is it given the name 'Oxford'? It's just a comma isn't it? Why give it a fancy name?


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