First, I would like to state: I love fog. I love the way it rolls across your path. I love the way it looks like it’s coming at you and then it feels like nothing. I love the fact that for a little while it is just me, myself, and I while everything fades away into it. I love the way it reminds me of London. I love how it reminds me of 3rd grade and playing tag in fog so thick we couldn’t see our own hands so we’d walk into each other and yell, “Tag! You’re it!” and then walk away much to the chagrin of whoever was tagged by the invisible but very loud classmate. I love the way it echoes with mystery and makes me feel like Sherlock Holmes will be stepping out into the wide world at any second. I love the fact that it makes me think of old monster movies, rock videos, and endless hours trying to get the blasted fog machine to work for a ridiculous amount of plays. In case you missed it, I love fog.
On to awesome sentences.
“Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo.” is grammatically correct and means: THE buffalo FROM Buffalo WHO ARE buffaloed BY buffalo FROM Buffalo ALSO buffalo THE buffalo FROM Buffalo.
That that is is that that is not is not is that it it is is an English word sequence demonstrating lexical ambiguity. This basically means that it demonstrates how important punctuation is. The words should read: That that is, is. That that is not, is not. Is that it? It is.
Oh Noam Chomsky…how I adore your example sentences:
- Colorless green ideas sleep furiously.
- Furiously sleep ideas green colorless.
It is fair to assume that neither sentence (1) nor (2) (nor indeed any part of these sentences) had ever occurred in an English discourse. Hence, in any statistical model for grammaticalness, these sentences will be ruled out on identical grounds as equally “remote” from English. Yet (1), though nonsensical, is grammatical, while (2) is not grammatical.”