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  • n. A serial comma.

Etymologies

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From Oxford University Press, where such usage of the comma is the house style

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  • *is relieved*

    July 1, 2011

  • "People — people like me — love the serial comma. They rely on it. They feel like society's abandonment of it is a sign that all has gone haywire. They feel about it the way other people feel about newspapers, green spaces, or virtue."

    --"Going, Going, And Gone?: No, The Oxford Comma Is Safe ... For Now", by Linda Holmes, from NPR's Monkey See blog

    July 1, 2011