538.com has done a survey about the Oxford comma, and come up with some interesting results. Americans only prefer it by a small margin, which seems strange at first, given how useful it is. Why wouldn’t it be overwhelmingly favord, you are no doubt wondering. Well, it sort of becomes more clear if you dig into the statistics, as these things often do. A careful read shows that people who don’t like the Oxford comma tend to be the sort of people who don’t know what it is. As such, they may be simply reacting to the word “Oxford”. Sad, but can you really blame them?