A Dallas area high school teacher is facing some criticism after he made a decision to utilize JFK, Stalin, and strippers in a grammatical lesson. The lesson had to do with something known as the Oxford comma and it was based on showing how ,if you don't use the Oxford comma in the proper context, it could really change the mean of a particular sentence. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian (The Point) hosts of The Young Turks discuss. Did this teacher’s lesson resonate with you? Tell us what you think in the comments. Read more here: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/high-school-grammar-lesson-with-jfk-stalin-strippers-texas-oxford-comma/ “A drawing of JFK, Stalin and two strippers has sparked outrage among some parents at a Texas high school after a teacher used it in class to illustrate the importance of the Oxford comma, reports CBS Dallas-Fort Worth. The drawing, used by a teacher at Highland Park High School in a 10th grade English class, is supposed to illustrate how a comma can change the meaning of a sentence. Without using a comma before the word "and," whoever is writing the sentence is calling JFK and Stalin strippers. But after seeing the illustration, some parents were not pleased. "Wow. That's unbelievable. That is unbelievable," said Amy Steward, a mother from the school looking at the illustration. "I mean I feel like I shouldn't be looking at that picture right now." ********** The Young Turks September 2, 2015 Hour 2 https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLTpcK80irdQj0tXGwDLGBLKD4ypRbJUJ8 Gay Marriage Threatens Sanctity Of Clerk's Four Marriages https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=128zynNK2KQ&list=PLTpcK80irdQj0tXGwDLGBLKD4ypRbJUJ8&index=1 Teacher Uses Strippers, Stalin, And JFK To Teach Grammar https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8z58fi-MnyI&list=PLTpcK80irdQj0tXGwDLGBLKD4ypRbJUJ8&index=2 Daycare Workers Instigated Child Fight Club https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1olzwp_bio&list=PLTpcK80irdQj0tXGwDLGBLKD4ypRbJUJ8&index=3 87-Year-Old Man Gets Pass For Soliciting Prostitute https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWrLfcN0EuM&list=PLTpcK80irdQj0tXGwDLGBLKD4ypRbJUJ8&index=4 ********** The Largest Online News Show in the World. Hosted by Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian. LIVE STREAMING weekdays 6-8pm ET. Young Turk (n), 1. Young progressive or insurgent member of an institution, movement, or political party. 2. Young person who rebels against authority or societal expectations. (American Heritage Dictionary) ********** Get The Young Turks Mobile App Today! Download the iOS version here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-young-turks/id412793195?ls=1&mt=8 Download the Android version here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tyt
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The serial comma, also known as the Oxford comma, is the one before "and" in a series of three or more. Still haven’t subscribed to The New Yorker on YouTube ►► http://bit.ly/newyorkeryoutubesub CONNECT WITH THE NEW YORKER Web: http://www.newyorker.com Twitter: http://twitter.com/NewYorker Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/newyorker Google+: http://plus.google.com/+newyorker Instagram: http://instagram.com/newyorkermag Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/thenewyorker Tumblr: http://newyorker.tumblr.com The Scene: http://thescene.com/thenewyorker Want even more? Subscribe to The Scene: http://bit.ly/subthescene The Strippers, J.F.K. and Stalin—or, The Importance of Serial Commas | Comma Queen Producer: Sky Dylan-Robbins Associate Producer: Nathan Fitch
The Oxford Comma--ODU Writing Center The Old Dominion University Writing Center teaches you how to use the Oxford (or Serial) comma. Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ODUWritingCenter Schedule an appointment: http://tutor.odu.edu Come see us in room 1307 in the Learning Commons in the Perry Library.
I decided it was high time the oxford comma got a talking to, even if I don't really care how it's used. LOOK I GOT AN EMAIL ADDRESS: email@example.com Got any ideas for something I should do? post in comments below.
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