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A buffalo.Here is something interesting about the English language. According to Wikipedia,

"Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo." is a grammatically valid sentence used as an example of how homophones can be used to create complicated constructs. A homophone is a word which is pronounced the same as another word but differs in meaning, for example: carat, caret, carrot and karat.

Homophones are often used to create puns, deceive the reader (as in crossword puzzles) or to suggest multiple meanings. The last usage is common in poetry and creative literature. An example of this is seen in Dylan Thomas' radio play "Under Milk Wood": "The shops in mourning" where 'mourning' can be heard as 'mourning' or 'morning'.

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