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‘New Yorker’ cartoon brilliantly depicts the severity of the world’s biggest grammar debate

When couples take marriage vows, they promise to stand by each other for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, until death do them partbut they don’t generally promise to stand by each other through differing views on grammar. However, as all English majors know, grammar debates can get ugly. A recent cartoon by The New Yorker‘s Emily Flake perfectly captures how one of the most agonizing debates between grammar nerds might even manage to get in the way of a marriage. SEE ALSO: 22 actual headlines from Trump’s first month that sadly weren’t written by ‘The Onion’ The cartoon features a woman in conversation with a divorce attorney or counselor of some sort. You can tell from the woman’s face and crossed arms that she’s discussing a serious matter, yet the man is holding his hand out towards her, almost as if to prevent her from commenting further. So what’s this serious matter they’re chatting about? Welp, the caption simply reads: “I’m sorry, but refusing to use an Oxford comma isn’t really grounds for divorce.” We beg to differ. A cartoon by @eflakeagogo. #TNYcartoons A post shared by The New Yorker Cartoons (@newyorkercartoons) on