The extra Comma (was; christmas book wishes)

JOdel at JOdel at
Mon Dec 29 17:15:21 EST 2003

The angle my sources take is that the ommission of that comma before the 
'and' can get you into a mess if you expect your intentions to be upheld in court. 
But then I work in Civil Service.

I have noticed that the extra comma does seem to be making a comeback. It was 
banned throughlut most of the time I was in school. Which always hit my ear 
with a clank, since in spoken language there generally *is* a pause before the 
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