Saturday, February 09, 2013

Sports bra, Christmas cookies, "Jiro Dreams of Sushi" and the neighbors

Sometimes just thinking about what I'm gonna blog about makes me happy.  So much to talk about!

(And was there supposed to be a comma after Sushi?  I'm not really sure what the rule is about the last item in a list.)


Domestic Kate said...

Re: the comma - It depends which style you follow. AP style (newspapers, magazines) omit the comma before "and," but MLA style (academics) keeps the comma there. I like the comma for this reason:

Can't wait to read about the sports bra!

~~Silk said...

Authors of style books have been disagreeing about this forever. I like a comma after every item in a list (except the last item) because it makes it clear that they are all separate items in the list. Anything that improves clarity has to be good, right?

~~Silk said...

...Besides, when you read a list you pause after the penultimate item, right? Therefore, there should be a comma.

Anonymous said...

And the comma in this usage has a name - it's the Oxford comma...and I remove it everywhere I can :-)

rockygrace said...

Kate, I love the stripper reference!

Personally, I like that last comma. Why separate every item but the last?