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What did you say?

“Colorless green ideas sleep furiously.” This meaningless sentence was coined by Noam Chomsky, an American linguist and philosopher. It’s a perfect example of how a sentence can be grammatically correct yet have no semantic meaning whatsoever. On first glance, I thought it was some deep metaphor. Memories of English class came flooding back, hours spent…