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The red flavor text for the Buffalo gun is a reference to two popular linguistic structures; a sentence that uses the word "buffalo" 9 times and is still grammatically correct, and a Chinese poem that tells a story using the word "Shi" 92 times.

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A funny comic to explaining the "buffalo" sentence.
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The word "Shi" comes from the poem Lion-Eating Poet in the Stone Den, a 92-character modern poem written in Classical Chinese by Yuen Ren Chao (1892–1982), in which every syllable has the sound shi (in different tones) when read in modern Mandarin Chinese.

« Shī Shì shí shī shǐ »
Shíshì shīshì Shī Shì, shì shī, shì shí shí shī.
Shì shíshí shì shì shì shī.
Shí shí, shì shí shī shì shì.
Shì shí, shì Shī Shì shì shì.
Shì shì shì shí shī, shì shǐ shì, shǐ shì shí shī shìshì.
Shì shí shì shí shī shī, shì shíshì.
Shíshì shī, Shì shǐ shì shì shíshì.
Shíshì shì, Shì shǐ shì shí shì shí shī.
Shí shí, shǐ shí shì shí shī shī, shí shí shí shī shī.
Shì shì shì shì.


« Lion-Eating Poet in the Stone Den »
In a stone den was a poet called Shi, who was a lion addict, and had resolved to eat ten lions.
He often went to the market to look for lions.
At ten o'clock, ten lions had just arrived at the market.
At that time, Shi had just arrived at the market.
He saw those ten lions, and using his trusty arrows, caused the ten lions to die.
He brought the corpses of the ten lions to the stone den.
The stone den was damp. He asked his servants to wipe it.
After the stone den was wiped, he tried to eat those ten lions.
When he ate, he realized that these ten lions were in fact ten stone lion corpses.
Try to explain this matter.

Thank you so much. I don't know why but I feel enriched now.
(11-02-2013, 04:13 PM)Psychospacecow Wrote: [ -> ]Thank you so much. I don't know why but I feel enriched now.

Nothing wrong with a little learning here and there :)
The repeated use of "had" refers to a similar sentence, "James while John had had had had had had had had had had had a better effect on the teacher". I've added that information to the trivia entry.