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Old 06-01-09, 04:26 PM   #1
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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.


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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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Old 06-01-09, 04:38 PM   #3
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Highlight the white in my post.
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So I was sorta close.

It's been a long time..
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Old 06-01-09, 05:04 PM   #5
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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...
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mmm... buffalo meat...
mmmmmm. That's what I have for dinner. Buffalo skirt steak tacos. I wonder how Tom knew?
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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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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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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?
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What are the next winning Lotto numbers?
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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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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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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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Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo.

Short answer, yes, it's grammatically correct.

Tell me what it really says, though.

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