A picture shared on Instagram (original source unknown) contains the following grammar joke:
“Well done, well-done, or well, done?”
And, this being a grammar joke, I’d assume it uses correct English. But I can’t help thinking that there should be a comma before the last “well”:
“Well done, well-done, or, well, done?”
Is the comma optional here? Is it allowed? Or am I entirely misunderstanding the function of the “well” here and it’s not an interjection?
(Incidentally, my query implicitly assumes that the comma before “or” is an Oxford comma and doesn’t form part of the interjection. Is this correct?)