Court settles debate that’s divided grammar nerds for decades
Ah, the Oxford comma. Journalists often fight over it, academics love it and a lot of people don’t care about or even know what it is. But this singular bit of punctuation is actually super important.
Just ask a couple dairy drivers in Maine who recently won a labor case and overtime pay — all because of the state’s failure to slip in that crucial piece of punctuation into its labor policy guidelines.
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If you don’t already know, the Oxford comma is the last one in a series, such as in the sentence: