Start with a verb:
To Buffalo: To bamboozle
Add a noun:
Buffalo buffalo: Bison sometimes bamboozle
Add another noun:
Buffalo buffalo buffalo: What bison really enjoy doing is bamboozling other buffalo
Throw in another verb:
Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo: The bison that other bisons bamboozle
often bamboozle. (Make no sense? Think Noun, noun, verb, verb)
And another noun (just for fun):
Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo: Those bisons mentioned above take it out on other buffalo
Want another noun?
Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo: And what do those
bison mentioned above do? You got it! (Confused? Bison that have been
bamboozled by bison who have themselves been bamboozled by bison engage
in bamboozlement. Still confused? Try putting a subject at the begining
of the 4xBuffalo above and a verb at the end).
... I could carry that on to make it more than six, but instead I'll leave that as an exercise for the interested reader.
Indeed, were we allowed proper nouns I could start mentioning those
bison who happen come from that area of New York, Buffalo... but that's
far too easy.
Edited on January 27, 2005, 9:59 pm
Posted by Sam
on 2005-01-27 21:56:31