Tag Archives: grammar

MAINE: Lack Of Oxford Comma In Wage Law Could Cost Company Millions In Class Action Overtime Lawsuit

The New York Times reports: A class-action lawsuit about overtime pay for truck drivers hinged entirely on a debate that has bitterly divided friends, families and foes: The dreaded — or totally necessary — Oxford comma, perhaps the most polarizing of punctuation marks. What ensued in the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and in a 29-page …

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Grammar Nazis, Literally

UPDATE: Take a visit to their full Twitter feed. As you’ll see, the account’s author is a vegan and a pet lover (presumably because Hitler was supposedly both).  Also, the Nazis really like to cite Matt Drudge.

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Because Internet

Business Insider notes the rise of a new preposition. Let’s start with the dull stuff, because pragmatism. The word “because,” in standard English usage, is a subordinating conjunction, which means that it connects two parts of a sentence in which one (the subordinate) explains the other. In that capacity, “because” has two distinct forms. It can be followed either by …

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CM Punk’s Grammar Slam

More of his slams are at The Nerdist.

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