The issue of the Oxford comma has come up several times
at Language Log, with some very amusing examples
of the consequences of omitting the comma before and
. See this magazine cover
, the October 2010 issue of Tails
, isn't just missing the final comma but all the commas in the series.
It reads (linebreaks original),
and her dog
It appears, given the indignant assertions of the Tails
editor that the commas were photoshopped out, but still, it had me snorting my coffee this morning.