Intimidating other words
An expanded form of the sentence which preserves the original word order is: "Buffalo bison, that other Buffalo bison bully, also bully Buffalo bison." Thus, the parsed sentence reads as a claim that bison who are intimidated or bullied by bison are themselves intimidating or bullying bison (at least in the city of Buffalo – implicitly, Buffalo, NY): Thomas Tymoczko has pointed out that there is nothing special about eight "buffalos"; any sentence consisting solely of the word "buffalo" repeated any number of times is grammatically correct. ", which can be taken as a verbal imperative instruction to bully someone ("[You] buffalo!
") with the implied subject "you" removed, or as a noun exclamation, expressing e.g.
Intimidation usage: “I hear only rambling and mumbling when you speak; there is no .” 2.
Dispirit I remember when I told my younger brother that Santa wasn’t real.
In the weeks leading up to the presidential election, Donald Trump has urged his followers to spend time on Election Day intimidating nonwhite voters. That appears to be his real name — or at least, there is a Steve Webb on Facebook who fits that description and is an active Trump supporter.
He tells them that after they vote on November 8, it’s their duty to go en masse to “some other place” and make sure that no one’s engaging in voter fraud. In other words, Webb, to all appearances, isn’t just planning to make voters feel “a little bit nervous” if they “can’t speak American” (i.e., might be noncitizens and might be trying to vote illegally).
The sentence employs three distinct meanings of the word buffalo: When grouped syntactically, this is equivalent to: [(Buffalonian bison) (Buffalonian bison intimidate)] intimidate (Buffalonian bison).
The sentence uses a restrictive clause, so there are no commas, nor is there the word "which," as in, "Buffalo buffalo, which Buffalo buffalo buffalo, buffalo Buffalo buffalo." This clause is also a reduced relative clause, so the word that, which could appear between the second and third words of the sentence, is omitted.
While all these three synonyms convey a sense of fear, danger, or unpleasantness being used to achieve an aim, there are some interesting nuances of meaning that differentiate them.
“Go sit there with your friends and make sure it's on the up-and-up,” he’s said. He is so confident that he’s doing the morally and legally right thing that he was willing to put his name and face to his plan.
Trump doesn’t explicitly say the “other place” needs to be somewhere nonwhite people are voting. It’s really hard to overstate how alarming this is.
) trivial messages, and then there’s that cute little birdie forming the Twitter logo – how could anyone feel menaced by that?
Whatever the rights and wrongs of the legal case, ‘menace’ tends to evoke images of very large men of grim appearance, wielding serious weaponry so as to coerce someone into doing something.
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For individuals in business to team sports, intimidation is a tactic that can be used to control people as well as instill a sense of fear.