Last modified on 6 March 2008, at 18:24

Talk:buffalo

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What goes wrong with buffalo.jpg?

This page is really quite a mess, -and on other wikti's too!- mostly because the word is so ill-defined as it can refer to (at least) three different animals and does so differently in every language... I think we need to start making an inventory of how it is used in various languages before you can make sense of it.

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language general term general term used for America
Bison bison
Africa
Syncerus caffer
Asia
Bubalus bubalis
Dutch buffel Afr+ Asian,
for Amer. inaccurate translation of the English
bizon kafferbuffel karbouw, waterbuffel

buffaloeEdit

buffaloe as an alternative spelling? --Keene 18:24, 6 March 2008 (UTC)

HerdsEdit

The phrase "Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo" is grammatically correct, and rather cool. It means something like "The bisons (which are from the town of Buffalo), which the bisons from the town of Buffalo deceive, deceive the bisons from the town of Buffalo." --Keene 18:24, 6 March 2008 (UTC)