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Blunderbuss Dont blink.
06/10/14 10:32 pm

Historically, I consistently used it (and privately judged those who didn't). For some reason I truly don't understand, though, it's fallen out of favor with me and I no longer do so.

LostBrother
06/10/14 10:24 pm

I have bacon, ham, and eggs. (List)
I have bacon, ham and eggs. Sounds like I'm speaking to my ham and eggs

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BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Arizona
06/10/14 9:17 pm

I use them regularly & it bugs me with others don't.

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RINOTom Peoria, IL
06/10/14 9:07 pm

SO against... I have strangely passionate opinions about these kinds of things, haha.

RBecker17 The Sultan of Rum
06/10/14 4:38 pm

Annoying as heck. I loves this year of English but my teacher was a grammar nut and I hate grammar it was a great class though

commonsense America isnt racist
06/10/14 3:37 pm

It's the correct way.
Once ,twice, and thrice.

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Statek Im from the Internet
06/10/14 3:07 pm

I don't see how you can be against something that only brings clarity to sentences

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TRJake Pendragon
06/10/14 2:15 pm

For! I hate when people don't use them. There was a comic about why we should use them, but I didn't save it.

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TRJake Pendragon
06/10/14 2:18 pm

This isn't the one I was looking for, but it gets the point across. stephentall.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/oxford-comma2.jpg

MrMilkdud
06/10/14 12:56 pm

I don't like them because I think they're lazy and imprecise.

Statek Im from the Internet
06/10/14 3:05 pm

Lol, I have no idea how you can call them lazy and they're more precise

MrMilkdud
06/10/14 3:12 pm

Pay attention to the flow and context of your writing and you shouldn't need it.

MrMilkdud
06/10/14 3:15 pm

I see it as similar to a person who doesn't know how to hang a painting. Instead of putting it in the right place with the right sized nail and a solid frame, they just put nails in anywhere the canvas isn't being held tightly to the wall.

Statek Im from the Internet
06/10/14 3:38 pm

Or you could do what works every time vs what won't work all the time for no reason other than stubbornness

MrMilkdud
06/10/14 3:40 pm

Either one of us could say what you just said and believe ourselves to be correct.
Try again.

MrMilkdud
06/10/14 3:42 pm

I'll use it in casual writing, or when my audience has a mixed educational level (SOH, for example), but I wouldn't use it in professional writing because it's encourages clumsiness.

Statek Im from the Internet
06/10/14 4:45 pm

"Writing where you can't confuse the reader causes clumsiness"

MrMilkdud
06/10/14 4:48 pm

Statek, I don't really care what your opinion is on this. You are free to write however you choose. You don't have to turn every poll into a battlefield.

Statek Im from the Internet
06/10/14 4:55 pm

I'm just spreading the logical answer just like I always do

EarlyBird Portland
06/10/14 12:42 pm

I often use them.

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EnderWiggin So disillusioned...
06/10/14 12:22 pm

Animal, vegetable, or mineral?

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MrMilkdud
06/10/14 12:55 pm

Or, more correctly: Animal, vegetable or mineral.

Oboette17 Senioritis
06/10/14 4:10 pm

I feel like if you don't put the comma after vegetable, it's almost as if vegetable and mineral are supposed to describe animal.

EnderWiggin So disillusioned...
06/10/14 4:23 pm

"The Panda eats shoots and leaves."

rebelfury76 No Justice, No Peace
06/10/14 4:26 pm

You're definitely in the minority here milk

MrMilkdud
06/10/14 4:46 pm

I'm fine with that, rebel.
Of all people, rebel, you shouldn't invoke the fallacy of argumentum ad populum.

rebelfury76 No Justice, No Peace
06/10/14 8:37 pm

In this case we're right though. I'm not saying it's right BECAUSE everyone thinks it. I'm saying everyone is right.

MrMilkdud
06/10/14 8:39 pm

If you say so, but i don't buy it, and I don't think that argument would convince you of anything either.

Oboette17 Senioritis
06/10/14 8:40 pm

I don't think there is a decided upon right or wrong answer

EnderWiggin So disillusioned...
06/10/14 8:42 pm

Both ways are acceptable. Americans probably dropped the comma to save printing ink and space. It's something we'd do. Brits kept the tradition.

rebelfury76 No Justice, No Peace
06/10/14 9:07 pm

Yeah what do the English about English language anyway?

EnderWiggin So disillusioned...
06/10/14 9:26 pm

Yeah! They don't even know what side of the street to drive on.