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Oxford Comma Dispute Is Settled as Maine Drivers Get $5 Million

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  1. Melody Bot

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    Daniel Victor, writing for The New York Times:

    Ending a case that electrified punctuation pedants, grammar goons and comma connoisseurs, Oakhurst Dairy settled an overtime dispute with its drivers that hinged entirely on the lack of an Oxford comma in state law.

    The dairy company in Portland, Me., agreed to pay $5 million to the drivers, according to court documents filed on Thursday.

  2. Ironic the writer opted for no Oxford comma in this blurb?
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  3. Craig Manning

    @FurtherFromSky Moderator

    That's AP Style for you.
    Aaron Mook, anonimito and David Parke like this.
  4. shawnhyphenray


    Good. I think it's ridiculous not to use the Oxford comma
  5. raaaaaaaady

    Regular Supporter

    So, after all these years, Vampire Weekend's question "Who gives a fuck about an Oxford comma?" has been definitively answered.
  6. Craig Ismaili

    @tgscraig Prestigious

    In my legal practice class last semester we talked about a similar case. Gotta be careful. Some lawyer who drafted the initial boiler plate form is probably real mad right now.
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  7. Shrek

    Prestigious Prestigious

    i love a good oxford comma. it's considered a no-no in each state department i've worked in, but in my own life i'm a comma machine
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  8. Ellite25


    I don’t understand why people don’t use Oxford commas in general considering they make the separation of things more clear. Glad to know the courts agree with me.
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  9. It's because we're right!
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