Over at Hacker News, there was a link today to the Wikpedia page for “Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo.” If you’ve never run in to it, this is allegedly a real, honest sentence in the English language. To quote the article, it “is a grammatically correct sentence used as an example of how homonyms and homophones can be used to create complicated constructs.” Okay, sure.

I’ve had people smugly use this in a conversation before and it’s always with a “Ooooh, look at how smart I am” pompousness that reminds me of an xkcd comic: