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Old 08-06-2007, 12:55 PM   #1
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Fun with words

Oh yeah, the coffee is kicking in. So, I thought I’d share my fascination worth words, especially since this particular incident pertains to food, in a way.

Words have many meanings, and how you use them often determine the particular meaning. Many words have the same meaning, thus it can be fun to use unconventional words to spice up a mundane sentence (or to just confuse people).

Let’s take “cabbage” for instance. We all know of the very popular Noun version which is the green leafy vegetable.

There is also the lesser known Noun version (slang of sorts) which is money or cash.

Finally, there is the Transitive Verb version of cabbage which means to steal or pilfer.

So, with cabbage having three roles, you can actually make a rather confusing, but correct sentence by saying:

“I’m going to cabbage cabbage for cabbage”.

Yeah....more coffee!

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Old 08-06-2007, 01:00 PM   #2
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How about this one...

Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo is a grammatically correct sentence.
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You people are nuts. I can't even begin to imagine how goofy this is going to get when Buck gets his brain wrapped around it.
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How about this one...

Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo is a grammatically correct sentence.
Wow, I didn’t know other people did this too! Awesome. In that article they had this:

"Don't trouble trouble until trouble troubles you". Love it!
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Old 08-06-2007, 02:57 PM   #5
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Okay, the gauntlet has been thrown.

What is the proper pronunciation of the following word:

GHOTI
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Okay, the gauntlet has been thrown.

What is the proper pronunciation of the following word:

GHOTI
Heh – I cheated......uh, Googled.

FISH!

I would have said “gotty”. That one warps your head. Just when you get in straight, you see “gotty” all over again.
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Darn, I knew that one Buck. My dad used to love using that on us when we were kids.
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Thanks guys.

What else can we play with?
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Betty Botter had some butter,
"But," she said, "this butter's bitter.
If I bake this bitter butter,
It would make my batter bitter.
But a bit of better butter,
That would make my batter better."
So she bought a bit of butter –
Better than her bitter butter –
And she baked it in her batter;
And the batter was not bitter.
So 'twas better Betty Botter
Bought a bit of better butter.
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