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12/9/2015 - Links: "Lion-Eating Poet in the Stone Den" poem (Chinese)
12/12/2015 - Links: Buffalo buffalo, etc. (English)

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Links: "Lion-Eating Poet in the Stone Den" poem
Wednesday, December 9th, 2015
18:43:41 GMT


Chinese

About 20 minutes ago, I stumbled across this amusing poem in Chinese, written exclusively in characters pronounced "shi" (with different tones):

Lion-Eating Poet in the Stone Den

And here's a blog post I found with an in-depth analysis, at a blog called A Cup of Fine Tea:

“Shi and the Ten Stone Lions”: Riddle or Nonsense?

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Links: Buffalo buffalo, etc.
Saturday, December 12th, 2015
18:31:41 GMT


English

Supposedly this is a grammatically correct English sentence:

Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo.

Amusing, though a bit hard to believe. But hey, it was in Wikipedia, the encyclopedia that can be edited by anyone, so it must be true. :-)

Even this video makes more sense. :-)

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