Re: Buffalo

Subject: Re: Buffalo
From: "Cassandra Greer" <cassandra -at- greer -dot- de>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com, hogarth -at- gmail -dot- com
Date: Fri, 06 Jul 2007 23:15:07 +0200

Speak for yourself, buddy! ;)

Cass :)

> I forwarded this to some of the developers in my organization with a note
> stating that this is an example of what Tech Writers think about in their
> spare moments.
> Richard Lewis
> Susan Hogarth <hogarth -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> A grammatically correct sentence:
> "Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo."
> "Indeed, for any n ? 1, the sentence buffalo^n is grammatically
> correct.[3] The shortest is 'buffalo!', meaning either 'bully
> (someone)!', or 'look, there are buffalo, here!' For n = 0, this could
> be argued to be a valid garden path sentence if one's definition of
> 'sentence' allowed "" as a valid construction. Rational sentences,
> however, generally include at least one word and thus n = 0 is
> excluded from the preceding argument."
> --
> Susan Hogarth

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