occasional essays on working with words and pictures —writing, editing, typographic design, web design, and publishing— from the perspective of a guy who has been putting squiggly marks on paper for over five decades and on the computer monitor for over two decades
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Oxford has dropped the Oxford comma.
I have not. It serves a useful purpose in nonfiction, and it is a non-issue in nonfiction.
From now on I will refer to it by its other name, the Harvard comma. If Harvard drops it, I will just call it a serial comma.
Maybe Oxford will come to its senses in time for their next edition.