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"Colorless green ideas sleep furiously" #1 (permalink) Sun Jun 27, 2010 14:39 pm   "Colorless green ideas sleep furiously"
 

What is the meaning of this sentence "Colorless green ideas sleep furiously" by noam chomsky
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"Colorless green ideas sleep furiously" #2 (permalink) Sun Jun 27, 2010 14:50 pm   "Colorless green ideas sleep furiously"
 

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"Colorless green ideas sleep furiously" #3 (permalink) Sun Jun 27, 2010 15:10 pm   "Colorless green ideas sleep furiously"
 

It has no meaning in itself. In a greater context there might be some clues as to its meaning.
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"Colorless green ideas sleep furiously" #4 (permalink) Sun Jun 27, 2010 16:12 pm   "Colorless green ideas sleep furiously"
 

it has a meaning !
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"Colorless green ideas sleep furiously" #5 (permalink) Mon Jun 28, 2010 1:37 am   "Colorless green ideas sleep furiously"
 

In what language?
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"Colorless green ideas sleep furiously" #6 (permalink) Mon Jun 28, 2010 3:05 am   "Colorless green ideas sleep furiously"
 

It has no meaning and was designed to have no meaning. It is a well-known coinage by Noam Chomsky to illustrate that a sentence can be perfectly grammatical and at the same time totally meaningless.
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"Colorless green ideas sleep furiously" #7 (permalink) Mon Jun 28, 2010 7:24 am   "Colorless green ideas sleep furiously"
 

Not well known to me, but now I am enlightened. Thank you for the explanation, MM.
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"Colorless green ideas sleep furiously" #8 (permalink) Mon Jun 28, 2010 15:03 pm   "Colorless green ideas sleep furiously"
 

thank you all beeesneees and MM
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