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Supposedly, this is a grammatically correct sentence

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Johnny Dangerously, Jun 25, 2007.

  1. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Active Member

  2. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Re: Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo

    Link's dead.
     
  3. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Active Member

    Re: Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo

    Link works fine for me.
     
  4. Clever username

    Clever username Active Member

    Re: Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo

    That's where the whore lives. How I hate her.
     
  5. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Active Member

    Re: Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo

    "Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo" is a grammatically correct sentence used as an example of how homonyms and homophones can be used to create complicated constructs. It has been discussed in the literature since 1972 when the sentence was used by William J. Rapaport, currently an associate professor at the University at Buffalo.[1] It was posted to Linguist List by Rapaport in 1992.[2] It was also featured in Steven Pinker's 1994 book The Language Instinct. Sentences of this type, although not in such a refined form, have been known for a long time. A classic example is the proverb "Don't trouble trouble until trouble troubles you".

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buffalo_buffalo_buffalo_buffalo_buffalo_buffalo_buffalo

    If the link doesn't work for you, Google some of that.
     
  6. SoSueMe

    SoSueMe Active Member

    Re: Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo

    Hmm. And I thought this was about the Bills.
     
  7. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Re: Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo

    It says that Scott Norwood missed...
     
  8. Clever username

    Clever username Active Member

    Re: Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo

    Curse you, Zeke.
     
  9. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Active Member

    Re: Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo

    Hmm. I wonder if I've committed a subject line violation. I think not, because the thread about "The Untouchables" is called "The Untouchables," and this is a thread about "Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo."

    But maybe I should make an adjustment anyway?
     
  10. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Now I've got my headline for the next time the Bills loose in the Super Bowl!
     
  11. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Re: Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo

    Utterly fantastic. Thanks for the laugh.
     
  12. Del_B_Vista

    Del_B_Vista Active Member

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