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Buffalo pooh

It’s true. I’m a little bored this week... I found myself musing on one of the most interesting/idiotic (a surprisingly permeable boundary) conundrums in linguistics - what are the longest syntactically complex one-word sentences possible in English? In The Language Instinct (1994: 210), Stephen Pinker mentions the following interesting 8-word effort: Buffalo buffalo, Buffalo buffalo buffalo, … Continue reading Buffalo pooh