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Old September 28th, 2010, 04:36 AM   #1
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At last! A puzzle worthy of Robert Linford AND which is ungoogleable.

The following sentence is grammatically correct:

"Buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo."


What does it mean?
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Old September 28th, 2010, 06:45 AM   #2
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It is Googleable Tim

You just have to sort the nouns out from the verbs

An interesting fact I just came across is that to "buffalo" someone is to pistol whip them with the barrel of the gun rather than the butt
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Old September 28th, 2010, 02:17 PM   #3
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Nemo,

That's as may be so, but aside from actors in a Hollywood thriller, only a suicidal fool would pistol whip anyone with the butt end.

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Old September 28th, 2010, 04:14 PM   #4
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Hee, hee, hee,

Who says it ain't Googlable?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buffalo...uffalo_buffalo
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Old September 28th, 2010, 04:22 PM   #5
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"Buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo."


What does it mean?
Looks like a load of bull to me.
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Thanks for that Don - lol

I wonder why it's so called

Did they used to do that in Buffalo or something?

Do the victim look like they've been run over by a buffalo?

Strange term
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It's a "Amerindian" traffic survey report...
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It's a "Amerindian" traffic survey report...
... or, God forbid, Bill & Ben indulging in a soixante-neuf
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Nemo,

Can't really help you as I'd never come across that definition before. In general American slang "to be buffaloed" (e.g. "the JtR murders have me buffaloed") is to be stymied and unable to find any answers. Again, why buffalo I couldn't say.

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Sammy:

According to one dictionary (Merriam Websters), the term "soixante-neuf" was first used in 1888.
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