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‘Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo’ is a grammatically correct meaningful English sentence. It uses the word « buffalo » in three forms: the noun ‘buffalo’ (both singular and plural), which refers to the animal also called bison; then ‘Buffalo’, which is the name of a port in the state of New York, USA; and also ‘to buffalo’, a verb meaning to bully or to confuse. It is believed to have been devised by Professor William J. Rapaport in 1972. This is how to understand it: “Bison from Buffalo, who are intimidated by other bison from Buffalo also happen to intimidate other bison from Buffalo.

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