The Oxford comma from both sides

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Nothing stirs the writer's senses quite like a good, if pointless, fight over a technical detail of prose. Here are two examples. First, Kristin Piombino discusses an infographic on the pros and cons of the Oxford comma, noting among other things that even Oxford seems to disagree about whether or not to use it. Second, from the archives, a rant in Salon on people who persist in the typewriter-age habit of putting two spaces after a period.

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