I love the Oxford comma.

Do you know who else loves it? The Chicago Manual of Style. That’s style as in writing, not style as in gladiator sandals.


The Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition (University of Chicago Press, 2003), paragraph 6.19

When a conjunction joins the last two elements in a series, a comma should appear before the conjunction. Chicago strongly recommends this widely practiced usage.

  • “She took a photograph of her parents, the president, and the vice president.”
  • “I want no ifs, ands, or buts.”
  • “The meal consisted of soup, salad, and macaroni and cheese.”

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