How exactly does ‘Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo’ make any sense as communication? Repeating the word eight times may sound nonsensical and maze-like, but this TED Ed by Emma Bryce explains how the noun (a bison), the city (Buffalo, New York), and a verb (to buffalo or intimidate) come together to make a grammatically correct sentence.

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