Loose Parts by Dave Blazek for March 28, 2023

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    Earthling Premium Member 6 months ago

    Wait, shouldn’t it be “right thar”? My Texan is a bit rusty.

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    benjnavarro28  6 months ago

    I’m Texan and don’t get it

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    allen@home  6 months ago

    As a native Texan i don’t get this ?

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    pschearer Premium Member 6 months ago

    Interesting that two Texans in the comments have needed the joke explained to them.

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    blunebottle  6 months ago

    Actually, it is a play on the “Oxford comma.” The Oxford convention is to put a comma after every item in a series, i.e., there is a comma after “wallet,” even though it is followed by “and.”

    AP style would eliminate that comma.

    And yes, it is a joke on "everything’s bigger in Texas.*

    (*Except the ranches- we have ranches in BC that are bigger than some countries in Europe!)

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    Jeff0811  6 months ago

    Google must be down in Texas…, definition follows: a comma used after the final item in a list of three or more items, before ‘and’ or ‘or’ .

    In this case the oxford comma is the comma between “wallet”, and “and”.

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    Doug K  6 months ago

    If you didn’t know what an Oxford comma is, this would not be much (if any) help, without an explanation and/or highlight. Though there is one comma that is an Oxford comma in the example, there are two commas that are not Oxford commas.

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    Lee26 Premium Member 6 months ago

    No comma-nt.

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    Bill Löhr Premium Member 6 months ago

    The Florida comma covers the whole text, just incase one of the words might offend someone.

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    lv2sew  6 months ago

    I’d learned awhile back from this site about Oxford commas. Always an education here!

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    ladykat  6 months ago

    I don’t think everything is necessarily bigger in Texas.

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    wongo  6 months ago

    Lost me, Dude!

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    Meg: All Seriousness Aside  6 months ago

    The classic book dedication example: “I’d like to thank my parents, God and Ayn Rand”.

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    Frank Burns Eats Worms  6 months ago

    If you drew a face and legs on the Texas comma, you might have a Comma Chameleon.

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    Lablubber   6 months ago

    A Texas rancher is sitting next to a New Yorker on a plane. He brags about his place. You could get in a car and drive all day and still not reach the other side of my spread, Can you comprehend that? The New Yorker says, yeah, I once had a car like that too.

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    Norris66  6 months ago

    Girls can only use commas in Florida now.

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    comicaluser  6 months ago

    So, the text is small in Texas?

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