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?

5 comments:

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.

Harrumph.

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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