Friday, July 16, 2010

Sentence of the Day

Chris Higgins explains why "this sentence is grammatically correct and has meaning" — Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo. The sentence, we learn, was "devised by professor William J. Rapaport in 1972." I like it better than Noam Chomsky's more famous 1957 sentence — Colorless green ideas sleep furiously.

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Blogger Enbrethiliel said...

+JMJ+

I never thought I'd say this, but I'd understand that sentence better if someone would translate it into Latin for me.

2:54 AM  
Blogger The Western Confucian said...

The best I can do is Pig Latin: "Uffalobay uffalobay Uffalobay uffalobay uffalobay uffalobay Uffalobay uffalobay."

4:10 PM  

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