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2018-01-02 07:25:57 AM  
Continental differences.
 
2018-01-02 07:58:33 AM  
You can buffalo a bison but you cannot bison a buffalo.

/so I have been told
 
2018-01-02 08:06:25 AM  
The wings?
 
2018-01-02 08:09:21 AM  
Also my favorite fake fast food joint from a game:

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2018-01-02 08:25:51 AM  
It's not that hard...

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2018-01-02 08:32:07 AM  
You know what the buffalo said when his kid went off to school?  Bye son.
 
2018-01-02 08:42:40 AM  
It's not much of a difference at all. Barely enough for most pedants to even get a half-erection before starting their next "well, actually" statement.
 
2018-01-02 08:45:55 AM  

vudukungfu: Continental differences.


More than that.


Buffalo (Water and Cape):

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Bison (American and Eurasian):

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2018-01-02 08:46:09 AM  
Bison nuts are under a buck?
 
2018-01-02 08:53:48 AM  
One's going to college
 
2018-01-02 09:10:45 AM  
My question is how the city of Buffalo got its name. I don't think there were any bison &/or buffalo near the place - ever.
 
2018-01-02 09:13:21 AM  
Saying "Bison bison Bison bison bison bison Bison bison" makes absolutely no sense.
 
2018-01-02 09:20:01 AM  
You can make mozzarella from one and jerky from the other?
 
2018-01-02 09:25:35 AM  
Tuesday?
/got nothin'
 
2018-01-02 09:31:06 AM  
They both taste great.
 
2018-01-02 09:33:20 AM  

Sgygus: You know what the buffalo said when his kid went off to school?  Bye son.


This joke doesn't deserve the Funny I gave it.
 
2018-01-02 09:42:19 AM  

xanadian: Saying "Bison bison Bison bison bison bison Bison bison" makes absolutely no sense.


Maybe not but I did hear of a Bison bi-son.
 
2018-01-02 09:46:31 AM  

oldfarthenry: My question is how the city of Buffalo got its name. I don't think there were any bison &/or buffalo near the place - ever.


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Their original range included Buffalo, NY.

There's also a thought that the name is a corruption of "Beau Fleuve" (Beautiful River).
 
2018-01-02 09:49:44 AM  

Pocket Ninja: It's not much of a difference at all. Barely enough for most pedants to even get a half-erection before starting their next "well, actually" statement.


I've got a half-erection, so I got a kick out of your reply.
 
2018-01-02 09:51:36 AM  
The day your link was greenlit on Fark was the most important day in you life. But for me... it was Tuesday.
 
2018-01-02 09:59:03 AM  
Bison: shot almost to extinction for leather.  Now mostly owned by Ted Turner to supply his steakhouse for aging hipsters.

Buffalo: those things you see in Vietnam movies or on old-style Discovery channel shows about African safaris.  Also used for making mozzarella.
 
2018-01-02 10:00:59 AM  
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Ant
2018-01-02 10:01:42 AM  
Buffalo and bison
Bison and buffalo
Cannonball and rifle
Rifle and cannonball
 
2018-01-02 10:06:51 AM  

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2018-01-02 10:09:58 AM  

invictus2: rummonkey: [img.fark.net image 625x268][View Full Size image _x_]

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I opted to pay respect to Raul Julia's last movie role.
 
2018-01-02 10:11:00 AM  
What's the difference between an Otter and an Utter?
 
2018-01-02 10:15:05 AM  
I'd have to find a zoo to see Buffalo but I can see this after a 20 minute drive.

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2018-01-02 10:17:14 AM  
Anyway, the biggest difference is that the sentence "Bison bison Bison bison bison bison Bison Bison" is not grammatically correct.
 
2018-01-02 10:26:51 AM  
In other news, this man is not from India:


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2018-01-02 10:33:19 AM  
About 10 calories per four ounce serving.
 
2018-01-02 10:36:02 AM  

foo monkey: Bison nuts are under a buck?


A male bison is a bull, not a buck, and a female one is a cow, not a doe.

If you find bison nuts under a buck, it's only because the deer is walking over the bull's corpse.
 
2018-01-02 10:41:07 AM  
Not much when a an animal that weighs over a thousand pounds is about to trample you.
 
2018-01-02 10:43:40 AM  

This text is now purple: oldfarthenry: My question is how the city of Buffalo got its name. I don't think there were any bison &/or buffalo near the place - ever.

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Their original range included Buffalo, NY.

There's also a thought that the name is a corruption of "Beau Fleuve" (Beautiful River).


A lot of people are surprised at how widespread some species were.  Bison being a perfect example.  People associate them with the Plains, and there were vast herds of them on the plains, but there are Wood Bison also, and they, naturally enough, lived in the woods.

Heck, I was once caught out in this kind of thing:  First time I saw "Last of the Mohicans", I was like "Right, hunting elk where I live in upstate New York?  Unpossible".  Except that it turns out, there really were elk in my neck of the woods in the mid-18th Century:

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So I'm a biatchary about that sort of proclamation these days.
 
2018-01-02 10:49:04 AM  
told the story before....Yellowstone Nat'l Park last summer.  our first day in the park, driving from Grand Tetons up to YNP, we saw our very first wild buffalo, herd of about 15 or so.  it was astounding.  they were just about 20' from the car.  the leader was honest to god, about the size of a Volkswagen bug.  just massive.

they have these little 3' high wooden fences on the sides of the road.  the lead buffalo walked to each end, trying to find an opening.  finding none, he took a few steps backwards, then with a slight gallop, cleared the fence effortlessly, like a cat almost.  it was insane.  this, whatever, 1200lb animal cleared the fence like it was nothng.  then the others followed suit.  just insane.  myself and the other dozen or so cars were trying frantically to get pictures.

we were amazed and freaking out - "kids!!!!  wild buffalo!  we may never see this again!"  after the 4th or 5th day, after seeing aout, pfffffffffffffffffffffffffffft, 700-800 (thousand?) wild buffalo, it was like, "oh look, wild buffalo *yawn*."  there were everywhere.
 
2018-01-02 10:49:58 AM  

This text is now purple: oldfarthenry: My question is how the city of Buffalo got its name. I don't think there were any bison &/or buffalo near the place - ever.

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Their original range included Buffalo, NY.

There's also a thought that the name is a corruption of "Beau Fleuve" (Beautiful River).


Cool map! Thanks.
 
2018-01-02 10:51:37 AM  
 
2018-01-02 10:52:42 AM  
I don't know, but if you're a baseball player you can be both at the same time.

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2018-01-02 10:53:06 AM  
If you name a buffalo Peabo, no one will get it.

/ that's the real difference
 
2018-01-02 10:54:12 AM  
You can't wash your hands in a buffalo.

/this answer valid only in Australia
 
2018-01-02 10:54:25 AM  

Pocket Ninja: It's not much of a difference at all. Barely enough for most pedants to even get a half-erection before starting their next "well, actually" statement.


And yet you felt you had to ruminate on the subject.
 
2018-01-02 10:55:01 AM  
None of them have ever been in my kitchen?
 
2018-01-02 10:55:42 AM  

invictus2: rummonkey: [img.fark.net image 625x268][View Full Size image _x_]


Ack, Ack, A-Dack.
 
2018-01-02 10:56:26 AM  

This text is now purple: oldfarthenry: My question is how the city of Buffalo got its name. I don't think there were any bison &/or buffalo near the place - ever.

There's also a thought that the name is a corruption of "Beau Fleuve" (Beautiful River).


That's the etymology I always heard growing up in Buffalo.

French fur trappers were the first Europeans in the area, and they gave the place the name of Beau Fleuve for the adjacent Niagara River.

Then when English speakers moved in and built a settlement there, the English name evolved from a corruption of the French name.
 
2018-01-02 10:56:32 AM  
The difference is whether you can make a sentence with only that word.
 
2018-01-02 11:07:53 AM  
The flavor?
 
2018-01-02 11:10:17 AM  
Buffalo nickel:
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Bison nickel:
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2018-01-02 11:16:53 AM  

edmo: I'd have to find a zoo to see Buffalo but I can see this after a 20 minute drive.

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Is that your photo? It's great either way.
 
2018-01-02 11:21:16 AM  
It isn't like knowing how to tell alligators and crocodiles apart. This is like telling alligators and iguanas apart.
 
2018-01-02 11:26:48 AM  
Knows the difference:

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2018-01-02 11:27:28 AM  

dittybopper: So I'm a biatchary about that sort of proclamation these days.


Did... somebody actually use "chary" in a sentence?  Or did the filter accidentally produce a word that makes sense here?
 
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