Friday, June 04, 2004

Comma Cameleon

What is wrong with this sentence:
The highlights of his global tour include encounters with Nelson Mandela, an 800-year-old demigod and a dildo collector.
Why, oh why did we stop using serial commas? Using a comma before an 'and' never hurts and sometimes it helps.

Language Hat's latest treatise on "WHY SERIAL COMMAS ARE A GOOD THING." It's an old post now [May 28!] but I've been telling people about it for a week, so I figured I might as well post it here.

NB: This does not give you license to begin nitpicking about my punctuation on this blog. Blogs are exempt from such rigorous standards.

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