RE: starts-with on more than one item
Ahem .... One might equally say : Shame on you! It's not called the "Harvard comma" for nothing... The Wikipedia article is entitled Serial Comma and states it's also known as Oxford Comma or Harvard Comma. The name used is perhaps being determined by which side of the Atlantic the speaker is not on..... (or associated prejudices) Unhelpfully (and markedly off-topic), Richard. > -----Original Message----- > From: Michael Kay [mailto:mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx] > Sent: 02 June 2008 18:20 > To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx > Subject: RE: starts-with on more than one item > > > Putting a , before the and in a list is anyway a > > transatlantic peversion, so in English as (usually) practiced > > in England > > Shame on you! It's not called the "Oxford comma" for nothing... > > I like the quote from Lynne Truss (quoted in Wikipedia): > There are people > who embrace the Oxford comma, and people who don't, and I'll > just say this, > never get between these people when drink has been taken. > > Michael Kay > http://www.saxonica.com/
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