Do you follow our tweets and Facebook posts? If not, you missed the Maine court case where the decision turned on the use, or lack of use, of the Oxford comma.

The case dealt with overtime pay for truck drivers. The drivers’ attorney argued that the guidelines for overtime pay were ambiguous due to lack of a comma. The judge agreed that the guidelines were ambiguous and that labor laws, when ambiguous, are designed to benefit the laborers. The Oxford comma is explained here.

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