Sunday, September 17, 2006

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"Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo is a grammatically valid sentence used as an example of how homonyms and homophones can be used to create complicated constructs."

It means: "[Some] buffalo [from] Buffalo, [who are intimidated by other buffalo from Buffalo], [also themselves] intimidate [other different] buffalo from Buffalo." So, some animals in the Buffalo, New York zoo have a distinct pecking order.

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