Oxford commas are the world's most controversial punctuation mark — but
where did they come from? Vox's Phil Edwards explored the history...
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Oxford comma is a grammar geek's obsession, and it turns out to have an
unusual history behind it. The mark got its start thanks to the
advocacy of Herbert Spencer, a scientist/philosopher/generalist who
believed it was more efficient and clear. He also came up with the term
survival of the fittest. This is how it happened...
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