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Discussion: Negative inference and the Oxford comma

in: jayh; jayh > 2016-08-17

Aug 18, 2016 1:01 PM # 
I said
Control sites are marked with tapes or kites and SI units.
Control sites are marked with tapes or kites, and SI units.

Do pay attention at the back...
Aug 18, 2016 6:47 PM # 
another ignorant country bumpkin confused by sophisticated metropolitan ways....
Aug 19, 2016 12:15 PM # 
What does a control marked with tape look like? I don't think I've come across one of those.
Aug 19, 2016 2:31 PM # 
a couple of foot of barrier tape tied onto a bush or drainpipe - it was a low-key evening event - i hadn't listened properly to instructions and was expecting control units at all the controls, not just the ones with mini-kites
Aug 19, 2016 9:38 PM # 
Oh, OK. So just a bit of red-and-white striped tape. I wondered if there might be some weird definition of "orienteering tape" that I'd missed.

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