House Rules: Always Use the Oxford Comma

Here at BrickHouse Books, we firmly believe in the Oxford comma. So does Jeff Brookes of Brookes Publishing, who recently sent this email out to his employees:

From: Jeff Brookes

I may be old school. I may be persnickety. I may be about to irk you.

Here goes, anyway:

Brookes House Style is, and always has been, to use the Oxford (or serial) comma in ALL Works, correspondence, titles, emails, marketing, and copy.

We are publishers. Embrace the Oxford comma*: There are no exceptions, it’s not debatable, and it’s the rule.

Thank you, Jeff

*If you are unsure about proper use of the Oxford (serial) comma, here’s a link for you to explore: https://www.grammarly.com/blog/what-is-the-oxford-comma-and-why-do-people-care-so-much-about-it/

What do you think? Take a pause, then post in the comments below.

[Email published with permission from the author.]

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