Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Casualty in the battle of the stylebooks

Earlier this year, the Onion ran an amusing mock report of violence among followers of The AssociatedComma Press Stylebook, The Chicago Manual Of Style, and the MLA Handbook. The punchline: "[A]n innocent 35-year-old passerby who found himself caught up in a long-winded dispute over use of the serial, or Oxford, comma ha[s] died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound."

Hat tip: Christopher Wren


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