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Thread: Silly plurals...!

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    Super Member Favorite Fabrics's Avatar
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    Being from just outside Buffalo NY all my life, you'd think that I would be rock solidly sure of how to form the plural of the word "buffalo".

    But, wanting to be sure, I googled it and found:

    This.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buffalo...uffalo_buffalo

    If you need your mental exercise for the day, plus a good laugh, take a look at it!

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    Wow!

    Back to your original question: My computer dictionary says this:

    The plural of "buffalo" can be either of these - buffalos, buffaloes

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    When out kids were growing up we traveled through Buffalo to get to Utica to see our families.
    I'll never forget our youngest asking " Daddy, do buffaloes live in Buffalo??
    I love remembering their cute questions and sayings :D:D

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    My mom had to remind my kids (at least a dozen times) while we were in Yellowstone Park last summer, that there are NO buffalo in the US... only bison. Yesh! I thought the names were the same... guess not. Technically, we don't have buffalo in the wild here in the USA... only in zoos. The bison got that term from the settlers who had seen Cape Buffaloes and thought the bison to be a version of that animal. Whatever, right? I will still call them buffalo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MistyMarie
    My mom had to remind my kids (at least a dozen times) while we were in Yellowstone Park last summer, that there are NO buffalo in the US... only bison. Yesh! I thought the names were the same... guess not. Technically, we don't have buffalo in the wild here in the USA... only in zoos. The bison got that term from the settlers who had seen Cape Buffaloes and thought the bison to be a version of that animal. Whatever, right? I will still call them buffalo.
    Wow I never knew that. I mean I knew they were referred to as bison as well as buffalo, I just thought the two words were interchangable. I am with you, I will still call them buffalo too.

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    LMBO that was quite the read!!! I got a good chuckle out of it too... it was almost a tongue twister :D:D:D

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    I live in OKLAHOMA and most of us call them buffalo, too. OBU, the Baptist university in Shawnee, are the Bison for their mascot and sports, as it is the proper name.

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    OK, I admit that I didn't "get it" - sounds like a load of bull to me. lol

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    when my DD was 4 we were looking at animals. came to a picture and I said that is a bison. lo and behold when she went to pre school she argued with the teacher that it was a bison not a buffalo. the teacher conceded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadQuilter
    OK, I admit that I didn't "get it" - sounds like a load of bull to me. lol
    All I can say is HUH?

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