the Series and the comma

(OLD SCHOOL)    1.  The monster had long ears, a short nose, and big teeth.

(NEW SCHOOL)  2.  The monster had long ears, a short nose and big teeth.

Sentence #1 is so passe.  Don’t date yourself, baby.

Also note:  the series has one adjective and one noun per = balance.  Add emphasis ONLY on the last noun:

3.  The monster had long ears, a short nose and enormous black teeth.

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