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The Ten Million Dollar Serial Comma
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Those of you who are lawyers or legislators, be careful with your commas. Or it'll cost you...

http://www.newyorker.com/...-dollar-serial-comma

king of the road says you move too slow
KING OF THE ROAD SAYS YOU MOVE TOO SLOW
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Re: The Ten Million Dollar Serial Comma [ttocsmi] [ In reply to ]
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I've been following this with great interest :-)

Proud member of Fishtwitch and the ST Grammar Police
disclaimer: I am a PhD, not a medical doctor. The closest I get to surgery is topology.
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Re: The Ten Million Dollar Serial Comma [tigerchik] [ In reply to ]
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I had a feeling you would chime in. :)

king of the road says you move too slow
KING OF THE ROAD SAYS YOU MOVE TOO SLOW
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Re: The Ten Million Dollar Serial Comma [ttocsmi] [ In reply to ]
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I prefer oxford rather than serial.




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Re: The Ten Million Dollar Serial Comma [ttocsmi] [ In reply to ]
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Excellent, thank you.

I learned a new word - "asyndeton".
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Re: The Ten Million Dollar Serial Comma [eb] [ In reply to ]
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eb wrote:
Excellent, thank you.

I learned a new word - "asyndeton".

me too




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Re: The Ten Million Dollar Serial Comma [ttocsmi] [ In reply to ]
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I was hoping your spelling was off and you meant cereal coma.

I have had a few of those, where I get cravings for cereal and downing an entire box of Frosted Flakes or Honeycomb. Haven't had one in a while though.

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Re: The Ten Million Dollar Serial Comma [Sanuk] [ In reply to ]
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Sanuk wrote:
I was hoping your spelling was off and you meant cereal coma.

Awesome.

king of the road says you move too slow
KING OF THE ROAD SAYS YOU MOVE TOO SLOW
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Re: The Ten Million Dollar Serial Comma [ttocsmi] [ In reply to ]
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Re: The Ten Million Dollar Serial Comma [ttocsmi] [ In reply to ]
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Irregardless, It's a mute point.
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Re: The Ten Million Dollar Serial Comma [veganerd] [ In reply to ]
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veganerd wrote:
eb wrote:
Excellent, thank you.

I learned a new word - "asyndeton".


me too

X3

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Re: The Ten Million Dollar Serial Comma [ttocsmi] [ In reply to ]
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ttocsmi wrote:
Those of you who are lawyers or legislators, be careful with your commas. Or it'll cost you...

http://www.newyorker.com/...-dollar-serial-comma

If you need an Oxford comma to resolve ambiguity, you should just re-write your sentence.


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Re: The Ten Million Dollar Serial Comma [edwinj] [ In reply to ]
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If you need an Oxford comma to resolve ambiguity, you should just re-write your sentence.

If our legal system applies awards of 10M dollars on a comma we should re-write our legal system...

I vote for the "No do-overs" law. If you've been working for so long under a certain set of rules of your own free will you don't get to come back at some later date and get a do-over by saying "Well I thought it meant this". No dumb ass after your first check that you didn't get over time for working over time you should have brought it up. If you didn't like it...go get another job.

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Re: The Ten Million Dollar Serial Comma [ttocsmi] [ In reply to ]
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It's an oldie-but-goodie...



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Re: The Ten Million Dollar Serial Comma [Hydro] [ In reply to ]
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Hahahah. Excellent - thanks!
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Re: The Ten Million Dollar Serial Comma [davec] [ In reply to ]
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davec wrote:
Irregardless, It's a mute point.

For all intensive purposes.

It's all about the post count!!!
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Re: The Ten Million Dollar Serial Comma [japarker24] [ In reply to ]
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japarker24 wrote:
davec wrote:
Irregardless, It's a mute point.


For all intensive purposes.

I could care less, but I think you mean intensive porpoises

As for the whole "Body Is A Temple" thing? Well, many ancient deities often enjoyed offerings of Sweets and Intoxicants
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