Friday, March 17, 2017

Aha!

Instead of a St. Patrick's Day-themed post, I present today the latest evidence that the Oxford comma controversy is alive and well. It is a fitting way, I think, to commemorate the last day I will ever be 75.

You don't have to be a Mainiac, but it helps.

I have blogged about this subject before.

I'm sure you have all turned green with envy at my talent, erudition, and general humility.

9 comments:

Emma Springfield said...

First of all Happy Birthday a bit early. Now then I was taught in school that either way is acceptable but with the comma is preferable. I use the comma to avoid the confusion that is causing all the hubbub now.

Elephant's Child said...

Perhaps it is my English heritage, but I am a strong supporter of the Oxford comma.
Happy birthday for tomorrow.

Graham Edwards said...

I don't believe it: a fellow lover of the Oxford comma. I think that I, too, have blogged about it. I have certainly had good arguments over or about it.

All Consuming said...

I'm a fan of all punctuation! Even the interrobang?! Yes indeed.

You will have something appearing in your email soon, so keep an eye (or two) out. x

Hilltophomesteader said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY and may the Lord richly bless you, my friend! I like commas and lots of punctuation! I like grammar, correct spelling, and words! I like you and your blog, too.

Yorkshire Pudding said...

Some might accuse you of pedantry. However, I applaud your promotion of the so-called Oxford comma which, in many situations, is vital for clarity in expression. Your examples illustrate this point nicely.

All Consuming said...

A small extra in case my virtual card didn't arrive; HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! Have a truly fantabulous time dear rhymes, with love, Michelle Xx

Shooting Parrots said...

A belated happy birthday from me too, being a serial offender for omitting the serial comma.

rhymeswithplague said...

I thank everyone for your good wishes and general tenacity in continuing to travel to this remote corner of blogworld. Not only Frodo but also the Oxford comma lives!

I had a great birthday and will perhaps post something about it.

Note to All Consuming, your virtual card never arrived, but it's the thought that counts.