Arguments Against the Oxford Comma

Grammar, punctuation and the Oxford comma

Meme about the Oxford comma with a quote from Lynne Truss and two covers of “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”, one without the Oxford comma and one with.
Graphic designed by me (Nichola Scurry) on Canva.

I’ll come right out and say it. I hate the Oxford comma. It’s yucky. I feel like a three-year-old having a tantrum but, my friends, the unsightly thing hurts my eyes.

In Australia, Canada and South Africa, the Oxford comma tends not to be used in non-academic publications unless it’s really needed to clear up ambiguity. As an…



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Nichola Scurry

Nichola Scurry


Australian living in Barcelona, writing mostly about popular culture with a twist of quirky. If you like my writing, I like coffee.