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posted on Mar, 30 2019 @ 05:34 PM
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Buffalo buffalo:



"Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo" is a sentence that uses correct grammar. It is often used as an example of how homonyms and homophones can be used to create confusing, hard-to-understand sentences. It has been talked about since 1967, when the sentence was used by Dmitri Borgmann in his book Beyond Language.[1] Later, in 1972, the sentence was used by William J. Rapaport. Rapaport is a professor at the University at Buffalo in Buffalo, New York.[2][3] The sentence does not have punctuation. It uses three different meanings of the word "buffalo". They are:[4] Noun adjunct (a noun used as an adjective): the city of Buffalo, New York. noun: the animal called buffalo in the plural form. They are also known as bison. verb: the word "buffalo", which means to confuse or intimidate (to scare somebody). It can be broken down to "Buffaloa buffalon Buffaloa buffalon buffalov buffalov Buffaloa buffalon", where "a" is adjective, "n" is noun, and "v" is verb. It means, "Bison from Buffalo, which other bison from Buffalo confuse, confuse the bison from Buffalo." The first two words, "Buffalo buffalo," mean bison from Buffalo in the same way that "Florida man" means a man from Florida. The next three words, "Buffalo buffalo buffalo," mean "which other bison from buffalo confuse." We don't need the word which in the original sentence, just like how "a man which the woman loved" means the same thing as "a man the woman loved." The last three words, "buffalo Buffalo buffalo," mean "confuse the bison from Buffalo."


Buffalo




posted on Mar, 30 2019 @ 05:38 PM
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Have you ever stopped to think about how weird the English language is?



posted on Mar, 30 2019 @ 05:45 PM
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originally posted by: Skid Mark
Have you ever stopped to think about how weird the English language is?


Every day.

🤔



posted on Mar, 30 2019 @ 06:06 PM
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But many people make good money selling English words across the globe.



posted on Mar, 30 2019 @ 07:04 PM
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"Heffalump"... we should rename them "heffalumps"... why?

"The Heffalump Bills"

"Heffalump Wild Wings"

This week at Kroger's... fresh organic ground heffalump... $9.99/lb.

Heffalump nickles...


I see a missed opportunity...



posted on Mar, 30 2019 @ 07:32 PM
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a reply to: Skid Mark

The state animal of Kansas. My high school mascot was the buffalo. Colors were brown and gold. Makes for just about the ugliest high school marching band uniforms you've ever seen.



posted on Mar, 30 2019 @ 07:37 PM
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a reply to: Skid Mark

I'm sorry and I really tried, but I just couldn't resist...






posted on Mar, 30 2019 @ 07:54 PM
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a reply to: Skid Mark



Poobah !!!!



posted on Mar, 30 2019 @ 08:05 PM
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a reply to: musicismagic

Those would be books. I love books.



posted on Mar, 30 2019 @ 08:07 PM
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a reply to: KansasGirl

No kidding. That would be ugly, kind of like if a dog ate a thing of gold glitter and then pooped it out.



posted on Mar, 30 2019 @ 08:10 PM
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a reply to: Lumenari
That was weird. I liked it.

Buffalo Springfield.



posted on Mar, 30 2019 @ 08:21 PM
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a reply to: Skid Mark

What's really weird is that Guy on a Buffalo is actually a movie... they are just doing a parody of it.

The full version is on Youtube... heh



posted on Mar, 30 2019 @ 10:58 PM
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Yeah, I have thought of how weird the english language is lots of times, even this morning when I was reading the newspaper.



posted on Mar, 31 2019 @ 08:59 AM
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Why do they always look so mean? It's like a cow on steroids with serious anger management issues. I understand they have their place but I'm glad we don't have those running around loose here.



posted on Mar, 31 2019 @ 11:23 AM
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a reply to: Skid Mark

And I thought a homophone was a gay telecommunications device ...

Sorry.

edit on 31-3-2019 by Timely because: Spelling atrocities



posted on Mar, 31 2019 @ 11:32 AM
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a reply to: Skid Mark

You called??
Ooops!




posted on Apr, 1 2019 @ 07:33 PM
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a reply to: LightSpeedDriver
I don't know but I wouldn't want to tangle with one. I went to a reserve once and the tour guide said that they'll run down a deer for trespassing and stomp it dead.

a reply to: Timely

Wow.



a reply to: americanbuffalo1



You called?? Ooops!


That's perfect!!!!!



posted on Apr, 2 2019 @ 08:08 PM
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I read all that I have read.







 
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