Just in from one of our charges is news that an event will be an "important milestone". The OED confirms that a milestone is "an event marking a significant new development", so the writer was reporting on an important significant event – as distinct from...
Subbing. If you aren't a pedant when you start you'll soon become one!
PS, yes I know that the phrase "pedants rule" lacks an object. It's been another long day, OK?
The ambiguous Oxford comma
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