5 Responses to Potpourri (Grammar and Punctuation Edition)

  1. LFC June 29, 2011 at 9:23 pm #

    “The Oxford comma is dead.”

    Um, no. According to a clarification at the end of the linked post, it has been dropped from the style guide of the university’s PR department, which probably doesn’t govern anything except, well, the university’s PR department.

    As for Vampire Weekend, on the basis of 30 seconds of the video, yuk. As usual with bands like this, one can get only about 35 to 40 percent of the words, if that. And with a song called “Oxford comma,” that might be a bit of a drawback

    • John Sides June 29, 2011 at 9:48 pm #

      Thank goodness. I hadn’t seen that update to the post. I look forward to continuing, perpetrating, and celebrating the Oxford comma.

  2. anonymous coward June 29, 2011 at 10:42 pm #

    That article about referenda made me cry into a handful of kleenices.

  3. Emma July 5, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Shouldn’t the comma be inside the quotation mark?

    • John Sides July 5, 2011 at 11:55 am #

      Oops! Yes it should.