Yesterday my girlfriend and I were guests at Michele and Ian's wedding.
While waiting for the bride to make her entrance, I was flicking through the order of service and noticed that Michele was actually Michèle.
"I didn't know Michèle had an accent," I whispered to my girlfriend.
"Yes, she's from South Africa," she replied.
"Is that how they spell Michele in South Africa?" I asked.
Cue much confusion on both sides...
The ambiguous Oxford comma
6 days ago