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Mar 16 2017
05:49 am

"For want of a comma, we have this case."

Oxford comma or not? The nerdiest dispute ever plays out in court

And not for the first time. Commas have a long history of causing trouble.

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Russ's picture

Were it not for the comma

If it weren't for the Oxford comma, we'd have an ambiguous sentence like this:

"We invited the strippers, Churchill and Stalin."

fischbobber's picture

There is no comma

There is no comma in the Tennessee constitution where it allows regulation of arms with a view to prevent crime. It could mean several things, yet I've never seen the ruling quoted that defines it.

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