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Thread: Do you give a fuck about an Oxford comma?

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    Arrow Do you give a fuck about an Oxford comma?

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    Only the Saxon one.

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    The number of fucks given, zero, and none.

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    No way Jose
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    or a letter to the Tsar of Uruguay

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    I've seen those English dramas too.

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    In German language you don't put a comma before "and", unless it's part of a complicated nested sentence and still belongs to the end of a relative sentence or something like that.

    English comma rules are weird.

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    Is that the same as the serial comma? If so, then yes, I tend to prefer its presence over its absence.
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    oxford comma user 4 lyfe.

    i actually searched for a thread on this topic. thank you for delivering, @Subteigh

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    they should be used strictly in inconsistent manner

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aylen View Post
    It took me 5 min to get this joke I've always had a feeling that it's preferable to use as few commas as possible n English. I guess not.

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    I have never not used it. I doubt I ever will. Sometimes when I'm making small changes to an existing document it makes my head hurt because I'm torn between the Oxford comma and consistency within the document. And where do old people get off NOT using it??? It was proper for most of their lives!

    I was told that if you're not sure if a comma is necessary you should leave it out. Perhaps this rule works for people who are inclined to throw commas in all over the place in an attempt to look smart or whatever, but I've never followed that rule. I use a comma anywhere there should be a slight pause if the sentence were spoken.
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