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    Just don't be so dense as to actually believe that JFK and Stalin are strippers.
    How do you know? They might be. Maybe they're just trying to put themselves through med school.
    Because their degree in Philosophy is worthless.
    Exactly.
    Hey, I am doing a degree in Philosophy!
    You're the one who slighted it, not me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cim View Post
    Because their degree in Philosophy is worthless.
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    Because their degree in Philosophy is worthless.
    Exactly.

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    BUNCH OF MEANIES! I bet if you were to do the Veil of Ignorance thought experiment proposed by Rawls, you would not slight philosophy!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cim View Post
    Because their degree in Philosophy is worthless.
    You slighted it, nerd. Not anyone else.

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    People, people, please.

    Use of the Oxford comma is context-dependent. Philosophy degrees are worth enlightenment or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Denmark View Post
    People, people, please.

    Use of the Oxford comma is context-dependent. Philosophy degrees are worth enlightenment or something.
    It's really, really not. Every single method of avoiding comma-based ambiguity is dependent on a consistent system being employed throughout the work. If I write "his parents, Mike and Elaine", it's only clear that these are two people if the serial comma appears everywhere else. Otherwise it could just be four people and a lack of a comma. Clarity is defined by consistency.
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    Strunk & White's Elements of Style insists on the use of serial comma. One does not argue with Strunk & White.

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    There's this joke on That 70s Show that Philosophy degrees are super useful because the people who get them can go on to work in "philosophy factories."

    It pretty much sums up my feelings on Philosophy degrees. But I mean, more power to anyone who wants to get one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ouch! View Post
    Strunk & White's Elements of Style insists on the use of serial comma. One does not argue with Strunk & White.
    One who does not argue with Strunk & White is one who does not read Language Log enough. See my post earlier in this thread, which was mostly in reference to the passive voice.
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    Just don't be so dense as to actually believe that JFK and Stalin are strippers.
    How do you know? They might be. Maybe they're just trying to put themselves through med school.
    Because their degree in Philosophy is worthless.
    Exactly.
    Hey, I am doing a degree in Philosophy!
    You're the one who slighted it, not me!
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    Because their degree in Philosophy is worthless.
    You slighted it, nerd. Not anyone else.

    We aren't the same person!


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    Am I the same person? Just checking, I don't know whether or not you're me. I've had that problem before

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tigmafuzz View Post
    Am I the same person? Just checking, I don't know whether or not you're me. I've had that problem before
    I dunno, we might be! There are no mirrors in my apartment.


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    People who want to moan about how I use my commas go tell it to my ass cheeks, Shlup and Raistlin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raistlin View Post
    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.
    complains about grammar

    starts a sentence - no, a PARAGRAPH - with a 100% entirely massively redundant 'And'

    gtfo of here Raistlin
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    Quote Originally Posted by Loony BoB View Post
    complains about grammar

    starts a sentence - no, a PARAGRAPH - with a 100% entirely massively redundant 'And'

    gtfo of here Raistlin
    As an editor, I can tell you that that rule is really no longer considered compulsory. It's a zombie rule of grammar much like not splitting infinitives - it has its sticklers but most people have moved on.
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