REASONS WHY THE OXFORD COMMA SHOULD NOT BE THE GOLD STANDARD OF GRAMMAR

Inspired by @KikiHines and @joemurphy (and written in friendship and with good-natured mirth)
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    My opinion:
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    It is superfluous
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    It is ugly
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    I don't use it
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    🔷
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    Also consider the following:
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    I'm going to give ice cream to my friend, Matt, and Becca.
    Oxford Comma does not remove ambiguity here
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    This book is dedicated to my mom, Ayn Rand, and God.
    Oxford Comma does not remove ambiguity here
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    I had a lap dance from the stripper, Barack Obama, and Vladimir Putin.
    Oxford Comma does not remove ambiguity here
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    I had a lap dance from the stripper, Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin.
    No Oxford Comma does not remove ambiguity here
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    🔷
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    But actually, my list title is click-bait.
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    Using the Oxford Comma can add ambiguity.
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    Not using the Oxford Comma can add ambiguity.
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    No one will ever win this argument.
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    Write in whatever manner brings you joy, I say.
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    ❤️,
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    P.S. You could also rewrite your sentence so the entire meaning doesn't hinge on one little piece of punctuation.
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    P.P.S. I hope beyond hope that Nelson Mandela actually was, in fact, a dildo collector.