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An Amazing Sentence In English

Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:25 pm

Just got it from a co worker, with too much free time. So i thought I'd pass it along.

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RE: An Amazing Sentence In English

Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:32 pm

It's actually not that hard to do that.

My first thought with this thread was "Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo", a completely valid English sentence.
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RE: An Amazing Sentence In English

Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:00 pm

Which also makes me think of this one.

Quote:

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or this one

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Only great minds can read this.. This is weird, but interesting!
If you can raed this, you have a sgtrane mnid, too.
Can you raed this? Olny 55 plepoe out of 100 can. I cdnuolt blveiee that I cluod
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Uinervtisy, it dseno't mtaetr in what oerdr the ltteres in a word are,
the olny iproamtnt tihng is that the frsit and last ltteer be in the rghit pclae.

The rset can be a taotl mses and you can still ra ed it whotuit a pboerlm.
This is bcuseaethe huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the word as a wlohe.

Azanmig huh?
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RE: An Amazing Sentence In English

Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:14 pm

Strike 1: "The third word is three letter long..."

Strike 2: "The eight word is eight letters long"

Strike 3: "The twentieth letter is twenty letters long!"

 
 
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RE: An Amazing Sentence In English

Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:17 pm

Quoting Maverick623 (Reply 1):
My first thought with this thread was "Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo", a completely valid English sentence.

Have you ever actually heard somebody use the verb "to buffalo" though? I haven't. I think it was made up by a disgruntled linguist.

The Chinese version of this is:

Shíshì shīshì Shī Shì, shì shī, shì shí shí shī.
Shì shíshí shì shì shì shī.
Shí shí, shì shí shī shì shì.
Shì shí, shì Shī Shì shì shì.
Shì shì shì shí shī, shì shǐ shì, shǐ shì shí shī shìshì.
Shì shí shì shí shī shī, shì shíshì.
Shíshì shī, Shì shǐ shì shì shíshì.
Shíshì shì, Shì shǐ shì shí shì shí shī.
Shí shí, shǐ shí shì shí shī shī, shí shí shí shī shī.
Shì shì shì shì.

That is just showing off.
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RE: An Amazing Sentence In English

Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:47 pm

transcendentalizes = transcends?
incomprehensibleness = incomprehensibility?

Never heard either of the first two used (though they may be valid words).

Quoting Maverick623 (Reply 1):
It's actually not that hard to do that.

I am not sure about proper English parlance regarding pleasantly constructed articulation.

Now, I have no idea what that means, and it might not be perfectly grammatically sound, but it only took a few minutes.

Quoting Aeroflot777 (Reply 3):
Strike 1: "The third word is three letter long..."

Strike 2: "The eight word is eight letters long"

Strike 3: "The twentieth letter is twenty letters long!"

Ha.
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RE: An Amazing Sentence In English

Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:47 pm

Quoting zckls04 (Reply 4):
The Chinese version of this is:

The Spanish version is:

Como como como como como como

(?Como como como? !Como como como! "What do you mean how do I eat? I eat the way that I eat!")
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RE: An Amazing Sentence In English

Wed Oct 24, 2012 6:33 am

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 6):
(?Como como como? !Como como como! "What do you mean how do I eat? I eat the way that I eat!")

Works exactly the same in Portuguese, FYI.
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RE: An Amazing Sentence In English

Wed Oct 24, 2012 9:37 am

Quoting Aeroflot777 (Reply 3):

Strike 1: "The third word is three letter long..."

Strike 2: "The eight word is eight letters long"

Strike 3: "The twentieth letter is twenty letters long!"

Haha, indeed. Nice catch.
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RE: An Amazing Sentence In English

Wed Oct 24, 2012 9:43 am

Tosh. Should be transcends and incomprehensibility. Genius my butt.
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RE: An Amazing Sentence In English

Thu Oct 25, 2012 7:45 am

Quoting Maverick623 (Reply 1):
My first thought with this thread was "Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo", a completely valid English sentence.

???
What does this mean ?
 
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RE: An Amazing Sentence In English

Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:30 am

Quoting sebolino (Reply 10):
What does this mean ?

From Wiki: "Buffalo-origin bison that other Buffalo bison intimidate, themselves bully Buffalo bison."
Two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun.
 
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RE: An Amazing Sentence In English

Thu Oct 25, 2012 11:55 am

Quoting Goldenshield (Reply 11):
From Wiki: "Buffalo-origin bison that other Buffalo bison intimidate, themselves bully Buffalo bison."

  

English is indeed an interesting language, where you can omit "from", "that" and "some" ... But I didn't know the verb "to buffalo" ...  
 
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RE: An Amazing Sentence In English

Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:37 pm

Om Danish we have something similar: "Får får ikke får får får lam" which translates to: sheep doesn't get sheep, sheep gets (insert name for baby-sheep)!
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RE: An Amazing Sentence In English

Fri Oct 26, 2012 2:40 am

A canner can can anything that he can but a canner can't can a can can he?

Okay, not so great...
 
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RE: An Amazing Sentence In English

Fri Oct 26, 2012 1:22 pm

Quoting zckls04 (Reply 4):
Have you ever actually heard somebody use the verb "to buffalo" though?

I have, but maybe that's just me...
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RE: An Amazing Sentence In English

Fri Oct 26, 2012 7:13 pm

I like the classic....


Peter where Mary had had had had had had had had had had had the desired effect.

When correctly punctuated it is...

Peter, where Mary had had "had", had had "had had". "Had had" had had the desired effect.
 
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RE: An Amazing Sentence In English

Fri Oct 26, 2012 7:24 pm

Quoting zckls04 (Reply 4):
The Chinese version of this is:

Shíshì shīshì Shī Shì, shì shī, shì shí shí shī.
Shì shíshí shì shì shì shī.
Shí shí, shì shí shī shì shì.
Shì shí, shì Shī Shì shì shì.
Shì shì shì shí shī, shì shǐ shì, shǐ shì shí shī shìshì.
Shì shí shì shí shī shī, shì shíshì.
Shíshì shī, Shì shǐ shì shì shíshì.
Shíshì shì, Shì shǐ shì shí shì shí shī.
Shí shí, shǐ shí shì shí shī shī, shí shí shí shī shī.
Shì shì shì shì.

That is just showing off.

Haha. I tried reading that in Chinese and ended up with tied tongue. It's difficult even for the native speakers! >
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