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Thread: For Clarity, Sometimes the Oxford Comma is Necessary

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Dufour View Post
    ...Is zero positive or negative?
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    Neither one. ("No" was too short.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan Rutherford View Post
    Neither one. ("No" was too short.)
    According to 12:00 o'clockers it is positive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cameron Wood View Post
    I'm a fan of the tilde, since I often speak in generalities, or more precisely, approximatalities.
    "approximatalities" Did you just make that up? Regardless, that's a very clever pair-up with "generalities".

    btw I had a great-aunt Tilde... not quite there, usually was rowing with only one oar in the water (if you follow me).
    "What you see and what you hear depends a great deal on where you are standing.
    It also depends on what sort of person you are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Dufour View Post
    According to 12:00 o'clockers it is positive.
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    I've reconsidered. The answer to "Is zero positive or negative?" is "negative". Military-speak for "No, zero is not one of those options."

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    Maybe it is a west coast thing but the SLA handbook is used to teach how to write.
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    SLA. Stanford Literary Association
    John Steinbeck took some coursework at Stanford but could not afford to graduate.

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