Why is English so much fun?

Why is english so much fun

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7 comments to Why is English so much fun?

  • Luís Miguel

    A comma is missing between the 2nd and the 3rd “had”, right?

  • My favourite of these is the following grammatically correct sentence:
    “Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo!”

    • PsAiKoW

      or this chinese poem.. :)

      《施氏食獅史》
      石室詩士施氏,嗜獅,誓食十獅。
      氏時時適市視獅。
      十時,適十獅適市。
      是時,適施氏適市。
      氏視是十獅,恃矢勢,使是十獅逝世。
      氏拾是十獅屍,適石室。
      石室濕,氏使侍拭石室。
      石室拭,氏始試食是十獅。
      食時,始識是十獅屍,實十石獅屍。
      試釋是事。

      if the internet is right it reads as:

      « Shī Shì shí shī shǐ »
      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, shí shí shí shī shī.
      Shì shì shì shì.

    • A brief explanation of the Buffalo thing.
      The word “buffalo” can mean three things – the animal “buffalo”, the city of Buffalo and a colloquial verb meaning to bully. There is another verrsion of this that includes many more buffalos but this is the longest uninterrupted string and still makes grammatical sense.
      What it is actually saying is that assuming that buffalo bully other buffalo and there are bullying buffalo in the city of Buffalo perhaps they too are being bullied by buffalo who are in turn being bullied by other buffalo in that fair city.
      So if you swap buffalo the animal for “cats”, buffalo(2) for “LA” and buffalo the verb for “hit” it would read

      LA cats (that other) LA cats hit, hit LA cats (that) LA cats hit.

      I’m going to get some beer now.

  • grumpy

    THIS EXCEEDING TRIFLING WITLING, CONSIDERING RANTING CRITICIZING CONCERNING ADOPTING FITTING WORDING BEING EXHIBITING TRANSCENDING LEARNING, WAS DISPLAYING, NOTWITHSTANDING RIDICULING, SURPASSING BOASTING SWELLING REASONING, RESPECTING CORRECTING ERRING WRITING, AND TOUCHING DETECTING DECEIVING ARGUING DURING DEBATING.

    Suck on that Grammar Police.

    Sorry for the shouting. ;-)

 
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