thedailywhat
It’s always fun working in university public relations, because there’s always someone out there ready to point out something like this.
thedailywhat:

Punctuation Rule of the Day: Who gives a f*ck about an Oxford comma? Not Oxford University’s branding style guide, which instructs its readers thus:

As a general rule, do not use the serial/Oxford comma: so write ‘a, b and c’ not ‘a, b, and c’.

It should be noted that an exception has been made for sentences where an Oxford comma would “assist in the meaning of the sentence or helps to resolve ambiguity,” such as when “one of the items in the list is already joined by ‘and’.”
FWIW, The Oxford Style Manual continues to promote the usage of an Oxford comma in all cases.
[mefi / kottke / image: someecards.]

It’s always fun working in university public relations, because there’s always someone out there ready to point out something like this.

thedailywhat:

Punctuation Rule of the Day: Who gives a f*ck about an Oxford comma? Not Oxford University’s branding style guide, which instructs its readers thus:

As a general rule, do not use the serial/Oxford comma: so write ‘a, b and c’ not ‘a, b, and c’.

It should be noted that an exception has been made for sentences where an Oxford comma would “assist in the meaning of the sentence or helps to resolve ambiguity,” such as when “one of the items in the list is already joined by ‘and’.”

FWIW, The Oxford Style Manual continues to promote the usage of an Oxford comma in all cases.

[mefi / kottke / image: someecards.]

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    ok, i’m a frigging english major. and a graduate student. one of my friends was telling me about oxford rejecting the...
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    idc where you live. you use this.
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    This makes me sad. The Oxford comma is like my favourite thing in the world. I’ll be sure to overuse it in my...
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    Oooohh… So I’ve been using the Oxford comma. Will take note on when to not use it.
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    I do not endorse the Oxford coma.
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    This piece of information just crushed my entire world into smithereens. Don’t mind me as I go cry for the next week or...
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    That’s because you’re stinky, Chel.
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    i’ve never used it before, not gonna bother with it any time soon. xD
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    Why are people flippin out/happy about the oxford comma?? I’ve been doing this for years since I was on newspaper and a...
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    ehehehe