Thursday, March 09, 2006

The Oxford Comma

Hello Friends,

Subsequent to a heated debate that took place a few days ago, I present to you, without further ado..... the Oxford Comma. Please read about this, become enlightened, and use it appropriately for the rest of your life.

http://www.siue.edu/IS/WRITING/NewsletterC/Issue%208/page3.html

Tabs

6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Silly tabby,

a) it wasn't a heated debate. moreover, a mere exchange of two intellectually starved minds in search of meaning on a friday afternoon post exam.

and, b) i still don't like the comma.

8:13 PM  
Blogger telltale tabby said...

Dear Anonymous,

If you don't like the comma, maybe you'd prefer a coma? That's what you're gonna get if you don't lay off the Oxford. He's got some well-connected friends.

T

11:45 PM  
Anonymous Nick said...

Ah, yes. The comma. I adore it and use it often to create cadence in my writings.

I don't expect others to like it, just as I've come not to expect others to understand the difference between 'it's' and 'its', or 'they're', 'their', and 'there'. I feel, at times, like a lost prophet, propagating an ideal that is all but extinct.

Thank you for posting this link. It makes me happy to see that some people still care about grammar.

11:36 AM  
Blogger telltale tabby said...

Dear Nick,

I share your disdain for grammar gafs. That said, I've been known to commit the occasional literary crime, particularly when updating this blog during a call shift at the hosptial.

You know what they say..let he who is without sin...

On a separate note, it's good to hear from you. Have you talked to Pesto?

T

9:34 PM  
Blogger telltale tabby said...

I made a typo in the above comment that I will choose not to correct. I will wear it like a badge of fatigue and dishonour...

Why do all babies want to be born after midnight?

9:53 PM  
Blogger The One and Only said...

Babie like to come after midnight to upset the medical practitioners that are there to deal with them.

2:03 PM  

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