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Oxford Comma

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I'm up in the air about it. I use it, but the only feedback I've ever gotten is to not.


Thoughts?

Do you use it?
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CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Needer of Life Alert
Use the damn shit. End of story.
poweredbycaffeine
Politicker
+7
Bean Juice Drinker | Sales Savant
Well...as Vampire Weekend said, "who gives a fuck about an Oxford comma?"
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Needer of Life Alert
I sure as shit care ๐Ÿคฃ
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RaymundoFlex
Praised Answer
+1
AE
Beat me to it. Use it, donโ€™t use it on your hinge profile. โ€œLikingโ€ the Oxford comma isnโ€™t a thing. Using it a rule. I cannot stress this enough.
poweredbycaffeine
Politicker
+7
Bean Juice Drinker | Sales Savant
Grammarly has ruined me forever.
Opal
Arsonist
+9
Crocs Model
My coworker uses Grammarly and he still can't write a coherent paragraph to save his life, it blows my mind how bad he is at writing.ย 
poweredbycaffeine
Politicker
+7
Bean Juice Drinker | Sales Savant
Lmaoooo, I have had this exact conversation with so many people over the years. "The tool gives you all the suggestions you need, we paid for premium to make sure of that...what's the deal?"
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cw95
Politicker
+6
Pricing Executive
Sometimes I question whether I'm right or not.ย 
Beans
Politicker
+5
Account Executive
I know it's a not a necessary rule, but it looks so wrong without it.ย 
BigCheese
Arsonist
+8
Agency Recruiter
This is exactly how I feel. Looks naked without it.
TheRealPezDog
Notable Contributor
+7
Account Manager
I answered "don't care", looked up what the fuck the Oxford comma was, and then realized that I do in fact use it.ย 
funcoupons
WR Officer
+11
Kahluapons
Yes...I didn't know that not using it is a valid option
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Wolfof7thStreet
Opinionated
+5
AE
Yes 100% of the time. Doesnt look proper without
Opal
Arsonist
+9
Crocs Model
This poll should be tied to age groups as well because I think anyone who went to college after 2008 was taught to omit it, unless it is necessary to clarify something. It is just like the 1 or 2 spaces after a period argument in my opinion - certain rules are antiquated.ย 
jefe
Politicker
+3
Sales Director
2 spaces after a period is a holdover from the days of typewriters - certainly antiquated.

The Oxford comma is used to clarify the intent/meaning of a sentence, and is a very different thing than the 1 vs. 2 space question. It doesn't diminish the meaning when omitted, and so it's best to use it as a default.

I assume you're American given your use of the word 'college' as opposed to 'university'.

Perhaps your experience is simply further American linguistic divergence from England...
slaydie
Politicker
+5
Account Executive
I had to look up what the oxford comma is but upon investigation, I do in fact use the oxford comma ;)
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
I personally find it annoying lol. But hey guess that's how they taught us in school
ButteredUp
Politicker
+2
Inside Sales Rep
Always.
looper1010
Celebrated Contributor
+12
Account Executive
Definitely!
Boutdamtime
Opinionated
+3
Client Executive
Oxford? Didnโ€™t we fight a war so we didnโ€™t have to care about the British?
MrsTechSales
Politicker
+9
Midwest Market Manager
Religiously!
Lambda
Politicker
+6
Sales Consultant
What the heck is this?!
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jefe
Politicker
+3
Sales Director
Oxford comma ALWAYS.ย  Who are these animals that don't care!?!?!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Gv0H-vPoDcย 
ChitownHustla
Channel Sales Manager
Never heard of herย 
WCK
Politicker
+8
Padre de Tequila
I hit no but meant to hit yes๐Ÿ˜ญ
Trinity
WR Officer
+7
BusDev
I use it but omit when targeting US-based companies.
Justatitle
Politicker
+7
Senior AE
I donโ€™t think anyone caresโ€ฆ
BigCheese
Arsonist
+8
Agency Recruiter
Idk, I think you'd be surprised
Justatitle
Politicker
+7
Senior AE
Maybe, I could be totally wrong, donโ€™t have much of a bearing tbh
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