Oxford Comma or GTFO

While we at the Riot take some time off to rest and catch up on our reading, we’re re-running some of our favorite posts from the last several months. Enjoy our highlight reel, and we’ll be back with new stuff on Monday, July 11th.

This post originally ran Feb. 29, 2016.

Any true grammarian knows that there is a divisive, contentious, and schismatic issue tearing us apart.

On one side of the debate, we have the tireless, dedicated, and clarity-promoting heroes who want sentences to be straightforward, lists well-defined, and paragraphs pristine.

On the other side: the people who are wrong.

An amazing shirt for grammar nerds who love the Oxford comma
That gun is shooting commas, because hellllllll yeah it is.

By now you agree with me and are thrilled, disagree with me and want to stab me, or have no idea what I’m talking about and have stopped reading.

A mug for grammer nerds - the perfect beverage receptacle for true Oxford comma enthusiasts.(Amazing mug available here.)

If grammar nerds ever break out into a massive Jets vs. Sharks-style dance battle, it will be about the Oxford comma.

A pro-Oxford comma car decal for true grammar lovers who want to show their pride wherever they go.(Car decal available here.)

I love the Oxford comma so much that I want to tell everyone about it all the time. You either feel the same way, or this post is not for you.

An Oxford comma onesie for babies with intelligent thoughts about grammar.

It’s so important that you need to put it on your baby. PUT IT ON YOUR BABY.

Team Oxford comma t-shirt for wise grammar nerds who love the Oxford comma. Oxford commas ARE cool.

Put it on yourself, too. You’ll look cool.

The perfect art print for serious Oxford Comma enthusiasts.

The artist, a compatriot in this noble cause, describes the inspiration behind this this print:

“Vampire Weekend ruined the oxford comma’s reputation and I just can’t stand for that.”

You can also get this as a t-shirt, a sweatshirt, a tote bag, or a pillow.

Team Oxford Comma sticker perfect for grammar lovers who champion the serial comma
A sticker! Stick your Oxford comma pride anywhere you want to stick it.

The perfect t-shirt for any Oxford comma loving grammar enthusiast.

These things are of equal importance.

A laptop decal that will tell the world that you support the Oxford comma.

This laptop decal has lots of spare commas so that you’ll never be without one when you encounter an inadequately punctuated list.

Amazing Oxford comma sweatshirt for grammar enthusiasts on the correct side of the serial comma debate.
Aesthetically appealing and to the point.

A framed art print perfect for Oxford comma enthusiasts. Viva la Oxford comma!

Viva la Oxford comma!

There’s anti-Oxford comma swag out there too, but if you want that, you’ll have to go find it yourself.


Oxford comma FOR LIFE. A t-shirt for grammar lovers on the correct side of the Oxford comma debate.