This is the last one from my Bank of America days. Maybe I’ll go back to using the funnies!
The Oxford comma
The rule: When you have a list of three or more things, put a comma before the conjunction. Common conjunctions:
- And also/even
- As well as
- Trains, planes, and automobiles
- She not only likes red, blue, and green, but also chartreuse
- Would you like the steak, the fish, or the cauliflower?
- Highlights of his global tour include encounters with Nelson Mandela, an 800 year-old demigod and a dildo collector” [Do the encounters include one person or three?] —quote from The Times
- If you don’t use the Oxford comma, sometimes you can be misunderstood
- If you use the Oxford comma, you will never be misunderstood