Officials are still debating the health benefits of cereal commas.
(What’s a serial comma?)
(What’s AP style?)
Lia. This entry proves once and for all that all Northwestern students really are that nerdy. Don’t worry, it’s not just you. I’m nerdy for understanding. And laughing at it. *sigh*
I’ve always been a huge fan of the Oxford comma, as it was called when I learned it, for many reasons. I’ve often found myself reading a confusing, long, or conjunction-filled list with much confusion caused by lack of an Oxford comma.
Yet my 12th grade teacher was unconvinced, and she was the first English teacher I had had that did not make use of my friend from a major university in southeast England. In fact, she continually edited it out of my papers. This continued until I brought proof (namely, example sentences), my MLA handbook, and the opinions of other English teachers in the school. Now, I believe she too uses the helpful punctuation mark.
Wow, I didn’t know that was called a serial comma or an Oxford comma. I didn’t know it had any name, actually. I normally use it. Fascinating Wikipedia article, though.
did you make that pic?
that is briLIAnt! seriously…VERY clever
and approved by the orthodox union apparently =)
I love the cereal box so much that I’d like to use it in a slide show on style guides. I would cite you and provide a citation to your blog. Thank you.
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