I am a strenuous advocate of the “Oxford comma” or “serial comma.”
The Deseret News, for which I write a weekly column and co-author a biweekly column, is not. (They may, in this, reflect a more general journalistic opposition to the serial or Oxford comma.)
Anyway, Doug Ealy has called my attention to a case that illustrates the dire consequences that can ensue when people follow evil and depraved punctuation practices:
Divine judgment, say I.
Lynne Truss’s famous book on the subject illustrate the need for appropriate commas:
Eats, shoots, and leaves might be about a cowboy in a saloon.
Eats shoots and leaves is about a panda.