Have you ever heard the sentence:

“Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo.”

Did you know that it is considered grammatically correct?  (Hint:  it uses tons of homonyms and homophones!) Read more about the sentence here on Wikipedia.

And listen to Ryan Whalen, Co-founder of Mango Languages, and other Mangoes discuss this concept. We’ll certainly have your head spinning!

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3 Responses to The Buffalo Sentence

  1. Lilia Mouma says:

    Not to forget of course that you can reiterate subordination forever – how long can you go?

  2. Kimberly Cortes says:

    In Spanish to say “I eat how I eat. What do you mean, I eat how I eat? I eat how I eat!” you can say,
    “Como cómo como. Cómo, ¿cómo como? ¡Como cómo como!

  3. Kelly says:

    Kimberly, now where did you get that interesting piece of information? Did someone tip you off? Here’s a French one:

    Si ton tonton tond ton tonton, ton tonton sera tondu.

    “If your uncle shears your uncle, your uncle’ll be shorn.”

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