I’m starting to see Oxford commas in my sleep. In related territory, I recently came across:
Does that mean either sherry or balsamic vinegar or sherry vinegar or balsamic vinegar? Impossible to tell. A friend suggested a ‘sort of Oxford comma’:
1tsp of sherry, or balsamic vinegar
Well, it’s unambiguous. Wrong, admittedly, but you can’t have everything…
In other news:
‘He was accompanied by a Hungarian, a nice chap, and a painter’
How many companions did ‘he’ have? One, two, or three?