The Right Stuff is an international introduction network for single graduates and faculty of a select group of excellent universities and colleges.
The Right Stuff requires its members to provide proof of graduate or faculty status before joining.
Rivaling the contentious Oxford comma, which – after the apostrophe – is probably the most divisive punctuation mark in the English language (see Glossophilia’s earlier post on the Oxford comma here), the Cambridge comma introduces a punctuated pause AFTER the word “and in lists — ie.
before the final list item, with Oxford already having staked its claim to the prime position before the “and”.
An example of the new Cambridge comma illustrates the unexpectedly belated verbal interruption that it offers: “He packed up his books, cigars, teddy bears and, slippers.” Oxford’s remains more predictably timely: “He packed up his gowns, pipes, long-johns, and ties.” Oxford and Cambridge have enjoyed an infamous but healthy rivalry for centuries, dating back to when they were the only two universities in England and Wales.
Rivalry between the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge is a phenomenon going back many centuries.
Degrees are also awarded by the central university and not by the individual colleges.