Buffalo Riddle

How is this a grammatically-correct sentence?

Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo.

  1. Does it help to know “buffalo” has three meanings?
    1. Proper Noun: The city of Buffalo, New York, always capitalized.
    2. Common Noun: An American bison, uncapitalized.
    3. Verb: to bully, harass, or intimidate.
  2. Additional hint: some buffalo live in Buffalo.

Can you rephrase the sentence slightly to make its complicated meaning clear?

 

 

29 Responses to Buffalo Riddle

  1. ahntkd99 says:

    Buffalo, Buffalo, and Buffalo (American bison) buffalo (to bully) to the other Buffalo, and Buffalo (American bison) in Buffalo Buffalo. (the city of Buffalo)

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  2. Bison from Buffalo bully other Buffalo bison, which in turn bully bison from Buffalo.

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  3. Buffalo buffalo, who Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo, Buffalo buffalo.

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  4. tenere84 says:

    Buffalo buffalo (bisons from the city of Buffalo) Buffalo buffalo buffalo (bullied by other bison from Buffalo) buffalo Buffalo buffalo (in turn bully other bison from Buffalo)

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  5. Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo.

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  6. Valcom says:

    American Bison from Buffalo harass and intimidate buffalo from Buffalo. American Buffalo harass american Buffalo/

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  7. yankeefan25 says:

    Buffalo buffalo who buffalo Buffalo buffalo, buffalo Buffalo buffalo.

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  8. jackso23 says:

    The Buffalo from buffalo tend to Buffalo the buffalo who buffalo other buffalo which are also Buffalo buffalo.

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  9. ajuuy7 says:

    American Buffalo from Buffalo buffalo bison who buffalo other Buffalo buffalo.

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  10. bmdpiano says:

    American bison from buffalo bully other bison from buffalo who in turn bully bison from buffalo.

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  11. voxpopuli75 says:

    Bison from Buffalo, bully buffalo from Buffalo who bully buffalo from Buffalo

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  12. lucbe219 says:

    Bison from Buffalo bully other bison from Buffalo, who in turn harass other bison from Buffalo.

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  13. mpsj13 says:

    American bison from buffalo bully bison from Buffalo who bully other bison from Buffalo.

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  14. kraemercali says:

    Buffalo from Buffalo bully buffalo from Buffalo that bully buffalo from Buffalo.

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  15. lg102015 says:

    Buffalo from buffalo bully buffalo from buffalo, who also bully other buffalo from buffalo

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  16. Buffalo bison bully Buffalo bison who bully Buffalo bison

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  17. Buffalo from buffalo bully buffalo that bully buffalo from buffalo

    This riddle is confusing, but I believe that’s what it means

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  18. bane1900 says:

    American bison buffalo buffalo in Buffalo

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  19. smellycat23 says:

    Bison from Buffalo bully bison from Buffalo that harass bison from Buffalo.

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  20. bestbaker123 says:

    Bison’s from Buffalo whom Buffalo buffalo, buffalo the other Buffalo buffalo.

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  21. American bison from Buffalo intimidate bison from Buffalo which harasses bison from Buffalo.

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  22. Buffalo buffalo who buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo.

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  23. American bisons from Buffalo harass other bisons who bully other bisons from Buffalo.

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  24. doglover441 says:

    Buffalo American buffalo Buffalo American bison harass harass Buffalo American buffalo.
    American bison from buffalo harass American bison from Buffalo

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  25. gcatt310 says:

    American bison from Buffalo harass and bully bison from Buffalo which in turn causes those bison from Buffalo to bully and harass American bison from Buffalo.

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  26. iamsleepy01 says:

    The buffalo from Buffalo, harass and bully other buffalo from Buffalo.

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  27. lazybear8 says:

    Buffalo bison whom other Buffalo bison bully, themselves bully Buffalo bison.

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  28. lelebxby says:

    Buffalo bison, that Buffalo bison harass, also harass other Buffalo bison.

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  29. comp0327 says:

    Bisons from Buffalo bully bisons from Buffalo, who also bully other bisons from Buffalo.

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