About a year ago I wrote about how the film title Alvin and the Chipmunks implied that Alvin wasn't a chipmunk.
On a similar theme: I recently bought an album, Cardinology, by Ryan Adams & The Cardinals. (I know; don't judge me.)
The CD packaging states: "The Cardinals are Ryan Adams, Neal Casal, Chris Feinstein, Jon Graboff and Brad Pemberton".
So if Ryan Adams is a member of The Cardinals, surely it's redundant to say Ryan Adams & The Cardinals?
Admittedly, saying that the album is by The Cardinals (including Ryan Adams) sounds a little odd.
The ambiguous Oxford comma
4 days ago