Bored? Then spend a few minutes contemplating this grammatically correct and semantically coherent sentence:

“Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo.”

Read all about it here, and here.


  1. Dom says

    Anthony Burgess, a great novelist and something of a linguist, once pointed out that “ma ma ma ma ma” is a complete and not very rare sentence in China. The five words are distinguished by the tone of voice. For example, in some words the voice must start low and rise, in others the opposite. He claims a speaker of Chinese does not find it confusing when properly pronounced.

    Posted January 23, 2012 at 7:23 pm | Permalink
  2. Dom says

    Funny how the Buffalo sentence starts to make sense once you read about it.

    Posted January 23, 2012 at 7:24 pm | Permalink
  3. You had me at “Buffalo”.

    Posted January 23, 2012 at 8:05 pm | Permalink
  4. That sentence had me buffaloed . . .

    Jeffery Hodges

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    Posted January 25, 2012 at 4:35 pm | Permalink

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