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September 13, 2014

GLW Featured in New Film about Grammar

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February 26, 2014

… is a grammatically correct sentence in American English.

Buffalo sentence diagrammed

The sentence’s meaning becomes clearer when it’s understood that it uses three meanings of the word buffalo: the city of Buffalo, New York, the somewhat uncommon verb “to buffalo” (meaning “to bully or intimidate”), as well as the animal buffalo. When the punctuation and grammar are expanded, the sentence could read as follows: “Buffalo buffalo that Buffalo buffalo buffalo, buffalo Buffalo buffalo.” The meaning becomes even clearer when synonyms are used:

“Buffalo bison that other Buffalo bison bully, themselves bully Buffalo bison.”

Annie Senghas is given credit as the inventor of the sentence.

for a friend…

April 2, 2013 2 Comments

Do-Not-Stand-at-My-Grave

 do not stand at my grave and weep
 i am not there. i do not sleep.
 i am a thousand winds that blow.
 i am the diamond glints on snow.
 i am the sunlight on ripened grain.
 i am the gentle autumn rain.
 when you awaken in the morning's hush
 i am the swift uplifting rush
 of quiet birds in circled flight.
 i am the soft stars that shine at night.
 do not stand at my grave and cry;
 i am not there. i did not die.