but it’s not saying “you are beautiful AND brilliant AND a fan-girl”, it’s saying “you are a beautiful, brilliant fan-girl.” Beautiful and brilliant are a list of two adjectives modifying fan-girl.
I guess it could go either way. The prompt was for a list of three adjectives, and fan-girl can pass as an adjective, and I am all for inserting an Oxford Comma wherever possible, so. Yep.
That would be like putting a second comma in “ambitious, snobby rhinoceros” (because fan-girl is being used as a noun and beautiful and brilliant are both modifying it)
fan-girl is the subject thoooooooo
But it is a list!
omg yes, always and forever!
A direct quote from The Times newspaper, talking about a Peter Ustinov documentary and saying that:
“highlights of his global tour include encounters with Nelson Mandela, an 800-year-old demigod and a dildo collector”.
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i don’t mean no one should ever use it EVER i just mean it’s a stylistic choice and i use it when it’s useful for clarity I DON’T UNDERSTAND THIS PARTISANSHIP
I mean I don’t hate individuals who don’t use it
and normally I wouldn’t be upset about publications not using it EXCEPT that the OED (or some such official source) decided to “get rid of it” recently and like
would they do this
so my passion has grown since then, but I do not mean to be hostile
you know what natalie, the comma originally developed as a substitute for “and” or “or” in lists so get off your high horse about the oxford comma OKAY?
You know what there was a tweet about it okay and it was really good and it was something like
without the Oxford Comma the dedication of a book could be “this book is dedicated to my parents, David Bowie and Dolly Parton”
do you see how confusing our world would be
DO YOU SEE
One week from today, the military will officially be done with Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. Judging from the upcoming Marine Corps Times cover story, it looks like the military’s ready.
This is great!
I see that lack of Oxford comma, Marines
I see it and I don’t like it
Stealing this tag