UK's new 50 pence coin to commemorate Brexit
https://www.news.com.au/finance/business/other-industries/ox ... 46ac98e151
The new Brexit coin has sparked fury after being released without the proper punctuation.
Marking the UK’s exit from the European Union, the historic 50p piece was ordered by Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid.
It reads: “Peace, prosperity and friendship with all nations” and carries the date of “31 January 2020”.
However, social media users have been quick to point out the lack of an Oxford comma after the word prosperity.
For those who aren’t experts in punctuation, an Oxford comma is used in a list after the second last item. For example: butcher, baker, and candlestick maker.
However, many believe the Oxford comma is redundant and many news outlets — news.com.au included — don’t use it.
His Dark Materials author Philip Pullman tweeted: “The ‘Brexit’ 50p coin is missing an Oxford comma, and should be boycotted by all literate people.”
The Times literary supplement editor Stig Abell added: “Not perhaps the only objection, but the lack of a comma after ‘prosperity’ is killing me.”
However I thought the punctuation is correct - the second last word shouldn't have a comma (i.e. before the 'and', according to my humble Castle Hill Public School education)?