Comma, comma, ever more comma

Subject: Comma, comma, ever more comma
From: Mark Levinson <mark -at- SD -dot- CO -dot- IL>
Date: Wed, 10 May 1995 15:40:32 IDT

"He always used to tell us kids, 'Don' break yer crackers,
bread, biscuits or roll in yer soup'."

** I don't buy it. The comma never makes the list harder to read
or more ambiguous. The above sentence means the same thing with
or without a comma before "or". If there were another "or"
before "biscuits", the sentence would mean something different.

||- Mark L. Levinson, mark -at- sd -dot- co -dot- il -- Box 5780, 46157 Herzlia, Israel -||
|| You can't judge right by looking at the wrong. - Willie Dixon ||

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