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Ambiguity with and without the serial comma

Ambiguity when not using the serial comma:
The author would like to thank her parents, Sinéad O'Connor and President Bush.
Ambiguity when using the serial comma:
The author would like to thank her mother, Sinéad O'Connor, and President Bush.
These are from the Wikipedia Manual of Style. I've never had examples at my fingertips when I've needed them in the past. Now maybe Sinéad and Bush will help me remember.
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