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If You Can't Say the N-Word, Use Quotes?

In speculating that Obama may have been rattled by the release a few days earlier of Carlson's Obama tape, on which he employs a noticeable African-American cadence and accent to a largely African-American audience, The Daily Beast's Andrew Sullivan wrote: "...Obama was rattled by Drudge, Carlson and Hannity yelling "Remember he's a nigger!" Has Sullivan used his blog to employ a word that he would like to use but cannot?

No One Cares About The Oxford Comma

It seems like the Oxford comma's days are numbered. The University of Oxford styleguide has decided that as 'a general rule' use of the serial comma should be avoided. Here's the official entry: As a...