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Dmitri Borgmann

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Dmitri Borgmann (1927 - 1985) was the man who created the sentence "Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo". He published the sentence in his book "Beyond Language".[1] The sentence was later used by William J. Rapaport who was a professor in the University at Buffalo in Buffalo, New York. [2] The sentence has had a recent resurgence on the internet.

Borgmann has a Jewish background and was born in Berlin. He fled with his parents to the United States in the 1930s.


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  1. Borgmann, Dimitri (1967). Beyond Language. Charles Scribner's Sons.
  2. Rapaport, William. "A History of the Sentence "Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo."". Buffalo.edu.