Saturday, 25 April 2015

Crazy (Grammatically Correct) English Sentences: Part 2

5 Crazy English Grammar Sentences (Strange But True): Part 2

Back again with another batch, hot off the press! As I said in Part 1:(and will no doubt repeat in Part 3, Part 4, Part 5...): English grammar is kinda cool. And kinda crazy.  But you know that. 

There are rules. And there are those who break them.

And then again there are instances when something looks like it just can't possibly, ever, in a million years be correct English. Yet it is. Here are some of those. With more to follow.

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More Grammatically Improbable (but correct) Sentences:

1) "You have just begun reading the sentence you have just finished reading."

2) "One-one was a race horse.
     Two-two was one too.
     One-one won one race.
     Two-two won one too."

3) "The horse raced past the barn fell."

4) "I sometimes read read as read, when it's supposed to be read as read."

5) "Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo."

Buffalo! It's a noun! It's a city! It's a verb (meaning 'to intimidate')! According to the original image I saw it in: 'It plays on reduced relative clauses, different part-of-speech readings of the same word, and center embedding, all in the same sentence. Stare at it until you get the following meaning: 'Bison from Buffalo, New York, who are intimidated by other bison in their community, also happen to intimidate other bison in their community.' I'm sure they're right!


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