Caveat: Tree #400

I wanted to do something special for tree number four hundred.

But I failed to take a picture of a tree today.

So I had an idea. I’m a linguist (by college training). Linguists draw “trees” – diagrams of sentences. And I thought of a great sentence that benefits from having a tree drawn of it.

The sentence is: “Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo.”

This sentence is hard to understand. Bear in mind that there are three groups of buffalo in this sentence, but they are all from the town of Buffalo – probably Buffalo, Minnesota, rather than the better known Buffalo, New York. And these buffalo from Buffalo like to buffalo (which is to say, “annoy”) other buffalo. It starts to come clear.

Here is a tree diagram.

Have a nice day.

picture[daily log: walking, 3km]

One Comment

  1. David

    For those of us who aren’t familiar with linguists’ abbreviations, some clarification would be helpful. As an electrical engineer, I see RC and think remote control.

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