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Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo. Part 2!

Earlier this week I posted about the sentence “Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo,” and there’s been an ongoing contest to parse it. Just in time for today’s reveal, Callan C. from Madison, WI figured it out!

You can read all about this curious sentence and its history on its very own Wikipedia page. The main thing to know is that some of the words are referring to the city of Buffalo, NY, some are the animal, and some are the rare verb that means to bully or intimidate. Here’s how Callan put it:

DONE: we’re talking about 3 different groups of buffalo (animal) from Buffalo, NY. Some of them like to intimidate each other, evidently. I’m going to use “Bufflesian” for the adjective, “massive cow-beasts” for the noun, and “bully” for the verb instead: Bufflesian massive cow-beasts that are bullied by (other) Bufflesian massive cow-beasts do bully (other) Bufflesian massive cow-beasts.

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GIF of Michelle from Full House doing her signature “You got it, dude” move.

Here’s another restructuring, directly from Wikipedia: Bison from Buffalo, New York, who are intimidated by other bison in their community, also happen to intimidate other bison in their community. Somehow it lacks the pizzazz of Bufflesian massive cow-beasts, though.

And a final one from Wikipedia that adds clarifying articles and such instead of substituting words: The buffalo from Buffalo who are buffaloed by buffalo from Buffalo, buffalo other buffalo from Buffalo.

Kudos to Callan for parsing this sentence with style. Enjoy your discount on your next edit!

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The title of today’s post is a grammatical sentence. Really!

In a few days when I’m back home from vacation, I’ll explain how that can be. In the meantime, make your guesses in the comments below or as replies on Twitter or Facebook. I’ll give a 10% off coupon to whomever gets closest. On the honor system, no cheating by looking it up first.

Have fun with this word puzzle!

Happy Pi Approximation Day! Here’s a deal to celebrate…

Some people celebrate Pi Day on 3-14, but let Dromiceiomimus tell you what today is:

pi approx dayThat’s right, 22/7 is Pi Approximation Day. And since everyone needs something to brighten their Monday morning, I highly suggest reading the rest of the comic here.

Now, you don’t want your next paper to be just an approximation of success, and you don’t want your next presentation to end with pie all around your face. (I’m telling you, read the comic.) Science Refinery can give you that extra polish that will make colleagues and reviewers take notice for all the right reasons.

To celebrate Pi Approximation Day and true success, here’s a special deal: anyone who contacts me for an estimate today or tomorrow (July 22-23) will get a 10% discount! So poke around the site to learn about the kinds of projects I work on, the levels of editing available, and more, then contact me to get started. This offer won’t last long, so invest in your own productivity today!