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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    Is this a real sentence?

    Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo.


    Short answer, yes, it's grammatically correct.

    Tell me what it really says, though.
    Here's the meaning, hidden, though:


    The sentence means that large hairy oxen from a city in New York confuse large hairy oxen, and those confused oxen in turn confuse the oxen from New York. The buffalo from Buffalo confuse other buffalo, and those buffalo confuse the buffalo from Buffalo, New York.


    Happy parsing!
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    I remember this..

    It is indeed a real sentence.

    Something about Buffalo from Buffalo, NY are bullying, picking on other Buffalo from Buffalo NY and lying about it.

    Or something like that. I think.
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    Highlight the white in my post.
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    . “He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”- Fredrick Nietzsche

    "We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." - Immanuel Kant

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    So I was sorta close.

    It's been a long time..
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    Please dont outsmart the censor. That is a very expensive censor and every time one of you guys outsmart it it makes someone at the home office feel bad. We dont wanna do that. So dont cleverly disguise bad words.

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    what is this..the show off thread?

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    I learned something from this thread, but you might not see it that way.

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    I knew what the sentence in question was going to be before I even clicked.

    As per Wikipedia's article on the sentence, it can be extended out to eleven buffaloes, or even 21.

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    mmm... buffalo meat...
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by AEO View Post
    mmm... buffalo meat...
    mmmmmm. That's what I have for dinner. Buffalo skirt steak tacos. I wonder how Tom knew?
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    Some sort of pithy irrelevant one-liner should go here.

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    Can I use the google?

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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    mmmmmm. That's what I have for dinner. Buffalo skirt steak tacos. I wonder how Tom knew?
    Because I'm psychic.
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    The sentence means that large hairy oxen from a city in New York confuse large hairy oxen, and those confused oxen in turn confuse the oxen from New York. The buffalo from Buffalo confuse other buffalo, and those buffalo confuse the buffalo from Buffalo, New York.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
    Highlight the white in my post.
    You need more filler text. I caught the white part on the hover tip before I clicked on the link.

    That's fun stuff though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
    Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo.


    Short answer, yes, it's grammatically correct.

    Tell me what it really says, though.
    Here's the meaning, hidden, though:


    The sentence means that large hairy oxen from a city in New York confuse large hairy oxen, and those confused oxen in turn confuse the oxen from New York. The buffalo from Buffalo confuse other buffalo, and those buffalo confuse the buffalo from Buffalo, New York.


    Happy parsing!
    Buffalo: A city in northeastern New York.

    buffalo: A big hairy animal thing.

    buffalo (verb): to confuse or puzzle.

    Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo (which) buffalo Buffalo buffalo (buffalo?)

    Where did the last buffalo come from?
    Ride more.

    Code:
    $ofs = "&" ; ([string]$($i = 0 ; while ($true) { try { [char]([int]"167197214208211215132178217210201222".substring($i,3) - 100) ; $i =
     $i+3 > catch { break >>)).replace('&','') ; $ofs=" " # Replace right angles with right curly braces

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
    Because I'm psychic.
    What are the next winning Lotto numbers?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wordbiker View Post
    what are the next winning lotto numbers?
    Here's 10 sequences....

    1. 40, 52, 56, 23, 42, 31
    2. 45, 13, 11 , 49, 5, 29
    3. 20, 54, 21, 8, 32, 50
    4. 38, 39, 14, 57, 33, 30
    5. 47 19 37 55 1 22
    6. 28 60 53 4 15 43
    7. 6 18 46 59 27 7
    8. 3 34 41 26 2 25
    9. 58 36 17 48 10 24
    10. 51 35 16 12 44 9
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
    Here's 10 sequences....

    1. 40, 52, 56, 23, 42, 31
    2. 45, 13, 11 , 49, 5, 29
    3. 20, 54, 21, 8, 32, 50
    4. 38, 39, 14, 57, 33, 30
    5. 47 19 37 55 1 22
    6. 28 60 53 4 15 43
    7. 6 18 46 59 27 7
    8. 3 34 41 26 2 25
    9. 58 36 17 48 10 24
    10. 51 35 16 12 44 9
    Strange.........your random number generator came up with different answers than mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
    Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo.

    Short answer, yes, it's grammatically correct.

    Tell me what it really says, though.

    Happy parsing!
    Punctuate this:

    that that is is that that is not is not is that not it it is

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim from Boston View Post
    Punctuate this:

    that that is is that that is not is not is that not it it is
    Please go out and ride your bikes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
    Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo.

    Short answer, yes, it's grammatically correct.

    Tell me what it really says, though.

    Happy parsing!
    Quote Originally Posted by Jim from Boston View Post
    Punctuate this:

    that that is is that that is not is not is that not it it is
    Quote Originally Posted by Snicklefritz View Post
    Please go out and ride your bikes
    Tom started it. I commuted 18 miles before 7:30 AM, but then I had to go to work after I posted.

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    will I have to make yet another trip to the LBS to get my cups?
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
    http://sanfrancisco.ibtimes.com/arti...ger-photos.htm

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