I like to use the classic example my mom once taught me, in which a will was to be divided equally between three daughters – “Jessica, Mary and Emily” – and this was interpreted to mean that Jessica got half and Mary and Emily got to split the other half. If they were a couple, you’d write it like that, right? But in the end, I think this might be
a better the best way to explain the problem with removing the Oxford (aka serial) comma.
Now, how can I share this with my clients without getting yelled at…?