Today is National Punctuation Day. That means it’s pretty much a Holy Day of Obligation here at 7 West. (Bob and I, after all, were both English majors.)
We particularly like the fact that the Punctuation Day folks support the serial comma (the one that goes before the and in a list: “The cookies had pink, blue, and yellow icing.”)
Our belief is that the elimination of the serial comma in the AP Stylebook is just another sign that the apocalypse is near.