Sides drawn in hostile ‘Oxford Comma Wars’

Firing round after round of pros and cons, neither troop seems likely to concede. Plus, avoiding ‘cop talk’ among reporters, life as a Google Maps editor, the ‘wankiest’ copy on agency websites, questions to ask before hiring a PR firm, and more.

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Food Wars.” “Storage Wars.” “Whale Wars.” It seems like everything is a battle nowadays, at least on television. Why should grammar be any different? The latest is a clash of the commas—specifically, the Oxford comma. Recounting both the pros and cons of the controversial punctuation mark, mental_floss outlines how the U.S. media square off on the issue. And while we already know where Vampire Weekend stands on the matter, where do PR Daily readers’ allegiances fall?

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