The Indisputable Superiority of the Oxford Comma #1

Due to the length of the intervals between updates concerning the translation progress, we’ve decided to post irregularly regular updates that discuss the Oxford comma. I consider these discussions to be objective in nature, as the supremacy of the Oxford comma is evident to any sane person who knows of its existence.

For now, I will make sure that everybody knows what the Oxford comma is so that we may worship it in unity. Future posts will go into greater detail regarding its superiority, but this will simply explain the concept to those who are unaware. (Besides, upon learning of what it is, one should immediately be drawn to its logic, so simply teaching the Oxford comma is a manifestation of its superiority, in a sense.)

The Oxford comma, also known as the serial comma or Harvard comma, refers to the comma used after the penultimate item in a grammatical list. For example: He who neglects the Oxford comma is slothful, unintelligent, and inferior. A sentence that neglects the Oxford comma, though it pains my fingers to type out such a heresy, is as follows: He who neglects the Oxford comma is slothful, unintelligent and inferior. Thus, you should see this particular comma after the word preceding the “and” or “or” that comes around the end of a list.

As agonizing as it is to leave things there, I must save my underlying thoughts for the future. Look forward to it!

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One Response to The Indisputable Superiority of the Oxford Comma #1

  1. Just some guy. says:

    Origin
    A characteristic of the house style of Oxford University Press.
    Source: Oxford.
    House style, not a rule, cheers.

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