Wednesday, 29 June 2011

End of an Era

In the past, I've written about the the Oxford or 'serial' comma.

Well, it seems it has gone the way of the dodo.

I emailed an editor pal with the news who replied:
Yeah, I heard just earlier. I think they must have lost the naming rights. I expect it to be rebranded the HSBC comma or TD Waterhouse comma.

Jeez, but we editors are a cynical bunch, ain't we?

UPPERDATE: Reprieve! Rule change is just for PR dept. But still one wonders, WTF?


Dr.Dawg said...

What happened to all your comments?

fern hill said...

Your last comment and my reply were on the older post.

Orwell's Bastard said...

Never mind the cynicism - I'm appalled, absolutely appalled, by the arrant, licentious pendantry on display here! Shameless, the lot of you.


fern hill said...

Yup, all pendants and eyelets (= elites: ya think it'll go?) here.

And proud of it.

Dr.Dawg said...

Yikes. Sorry, Fern. Happy C-Day.

wv="ovate." :)

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