Monday, March 2, 2015
All hail the Queen of Commas!
Yes, the 75th anniversary New Yorker contains the memoirs of Mary Norris, who descended from the frozen North (and her job on a Vermont cheese farm) to the Vatican of word usage, where, over the course of decades, she earned her place among the great grammarians of the ages. Her defense of the serial (Oxford) comma is, of course, exhaustive and eloquent. If you have enough "free views" on The New Yorker site, you can click on this link and enjoy.