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Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013 @ 11:43AM

Colorless green ideas sleep furiously

A sentence created by Noam Chomsky in his 1957 book “Syntactic Structures.” At the time, some linguists claimed that to study language you had to study meaning in context. Chomsky countered by creating a meaningless, contradictory sentence with grammatical structure, to show that meaning and structure are independent. (syntax)

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