Thanks for the props. I do like to antagonize people here, but jeez... it's just sports. People get so ****ing worked up over it all, and ultimately, it means nothing.
At the end of the day, we're all just normal, good people.
Okay, in celebration of St. Patricks Day, try this on for size:
Use the words below to form a chain in which each word links to the next to create a common compound, or hyphenated word or phrase. The chain comes full circle, and in honor of St. Patty's Day, it both starts and ends with the word GREEN. But watch out! With leprechauns abounding today, there are bound to be tricks. To begin the chain, words that can follow GREEN are HOUSE to make GREEN HOUSE, LIGHT for GREEN LIGHT, CARD or ROOM.
There's a surprise ending with the final word that links back to GREEN.
GREEN GUEST BREAK
SERVICE CARD SETTING
SUN ROOM HOUSE
TABLE PUTTING STATION
Bless you for being intelligent and rational. :yes: Thank you - I've never understood skipping them, either - the ambiguity is exactly what frustrates me. I am absolutely going to use them, then!!! I just needed some backup from another grammar nerd. :wink:
You've GOT to put it in. I have never understood not using one. It's a matter of personal preference, but it just seems weird not to use one. Not using one seems to make things ambiguous. The only reason I wouldn't use one would be if I were quoting some text.
Using one is good, the right thing to do and correct grammar.:wink:
Okay... Vampire Weekend song aside, how do you feel about the Oxford (serial) comma? I am very much for it. I am creating a document for work that is going to be used in our program, and the source document does not use an Oxford comma. Is it wrong of me to throw one in, anyway?