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No, the Comma Queen is not a gay grammarian. She is Mary Norris, the proofreader at The New Yorker, and she has a delightful series of videos, two seasons of sixteen each, covering different topics in writing from the POV of The New Yorker. It's done in a clever and entertaining, as well as an informative, way. I think many on AD may enjoy the short five to ten minute offerings and find them helpful. She's commenting from an American perspective--albeit a literate American perspective--so our British friends, may still enjoy and find it of help. 

Oh, and SHE likes the Oxford Comma, so there! Pfft.

Speaking of the Oxford Comma, Christopher Rice, son of Anne Rice and an author of note in his own right, recently remarked on Facebook that he now decides which men he will date depending on how passionate they are about the Oxford Comma! :-)

 

http://video.newyorker.com/series/comma-queen

 

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I'm wondering how Chris Rice gets to that stage of interrogation.  I barely ever get past 'Do you come here often?'
 

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21 hours ago, FreeThinker said:

Oh, and SHE likes the Oxford Comma, so there! Pfft.

Speaking of the Oxford Comma, Christopher Rice, son of Anne Rice and an author of note in his own right, recently remarked on Facebook that he now decides which men he will date depending on how passionate they are about the Oxford Comma! :-)

Hurrah for the Oxford Comma!

Colin  :icon_geek:

 

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