Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Oxford Comma

I'm always encouraging my students to use the Oxford Comma in their writing.  It seems like a losing battle here in America, where people omit that last comma in a list, but I beg my students to do it, at least for me.  My friend Amy Wharton may not know this, but she gave me a CD with a catchy song in it that seems to ridicule my concern.  The video that goes with this ("Oxford Comma" by Vampire Weekend) is worth watching.  It has crude language, and may not be suitable for all audiences.

1 comment:

a said...

I miss that Oxford comma. I think AP Style teaches you to drop it, so I often find myself omitting it out of habit. But I'm all for bringing it back!