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For those that don't know, "Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo" is a legitimate sentence in the English language. Here's how.
- •First, let's start with the three different meanings of "buffalo".
- •1) The animal
- •2) The city in New York
- •3) Finally, the verb that can mean "to intimidate"
- •Let's break it down to the simplest form of the sentence without any modifiers: "Buffalo buffalo buffalo."OR "Bison intimidate bison"
- •Then you add the modifiers that tell you where these bison are from: "Buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo."OR "Bison from Buffalo intimidate bison from Buffalo."
- •Finally, the trickiest part. You can add a strange restrictive clause in the middle that tells you more about the first bison: "Buffalo buffalo, Buffalo buffalo buffalo, buffalo Buffalo buffalo."OR "Bison from Buffalo, themselves intimidated by bison from Buffalo, intimidate bison from Buffalo."
- •*sky darkens and Buffalo Lord reveals himself, laying out in detail how he played the universe like a puppet to create a language where his sacred name repeated eight times could constitute a grammatically correct sentence. He sets the world on fire, laughing. Laughing. Laughing.