There is a real struggle when it comes to commas. WHAT? It must be the change of weather that brought this out in me. I mean, seriously, how often am I random? So, you remember in grade school learning or maybe not learning to put the comma in a list of things with the addition or subtraction of that comma being before AND. Example: shorts, swimsuit, dive boots, and computer versus shorts, swimsuit, dive boots and computer. That comma before and has a name, it is the Oxford Comma and there is a huge debate on how people feel about that poor comma. First world problems.
This is a SCUBA blog, not the grammar police blog oh Blogger Lady. Yes, I know, but you’re always supposed to learn at least one new thing a day and I’m trying to make sure to help you out in case you hadn’t learned anything yet today.
Plus the fact that comma’s make a difference. A conversation had at my house this morning:
- Why did you take the pool noodles out?
- That translates to why did you do that? — Not how I heard it.
- Or Why, did you take the pool noodles out?
- Translates to oh, you did that. Cool, basically. — How I heard it.
Okay, I’ll quit with the comma, by the way, I’m a huge fan of the Oxford Comma. I can explain my reasons if you want, but for now, I’ll leave you with my favorite dive boots, the Heavy Duty 6.5 mil Tall Dive Boots. I’m a huge fan of them too! Bam, she knocks it out of the park again and ties the two things together. Thank you, ladies and gentlemen.
Heavy Duty 6.5 mil Tall Dive Boots
I mentioned just above that these are my favorite dive boots. I’m now on my 3rd pair, and not because I keep wearing them out… Nope. I’ve given 2 pairs away while diving in Cozumel, but that’s another story for another day!