Hilarious typos in D&D books

Russ Morrissey

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Morrus

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Despite it's name, the Oxford comma is an Americanism, and is considered incorrect in the UK.
Depends which style guide you use. In the UK The Oxford Style Manual and the MHRA Style Guide both recommend using it, while the Guardian Style Guide, The Cambridge Guide to English Usage, Fowler's Dictionary, and New Hart's Rules consider it discretionary.

Conversely in the US, The New York Times and the AP Stylebook both oppose its use.

It's not as black-and-white as a UK/US thing.
 
Despite it's name, the Oxford comma is an Americanism, and is considered incorrect in the UK. The purpose of punctuation is to clarify meaning. If the presence or absence of the punctuation mark does not change the meaning then it serves no purpose and should be omitted.
That's overstating the matter Paul. Oxford commas are absolutely not "considered incorrect" in the UK. It may be considered unnecessary, or less than ideal, by certain style guides, particularly for journalistic writing, but "incorrect" is going far too far. You also frequently see it used in UK legal documents. It's like people claiming - ize is "incorrect". It is not. It is less widely used, but it's still acceptable (your specific organisation may prefer a more standard form of course).
 

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