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Can this possibly be a correct phrase:

Green green green green green.

I got it from a Russian demotivator:

weird cyrillic thing

I wonder if there is any possible meaning, or whether it shouldn’t be more like this:

Green green greens green green.

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closed as off-topic by Mari-Lou A, JHCL, JEL, tchrist, Brian Hooper Oct 26 '15 at 15:29

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What does the Russian part say? It seems like a punch line – simchona Jun 26 '13 at 23:15
Which language is richer: Russian or English? There goes absolutely correct phrase 1 to 1 to Green x 5, but all words are different. And that is more readable than English version. – aixie Jun 26 '13 at 23:42
Translation is off topic, as is proofreading. Particularly proofreading the Intartubes. – MετάEd Jun 26 '13 at 23:53
Related: english.stackexchange.com/a/37837/14666 – Kris Jun 27 '13 at 6:07
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is about translation. – Mari-Lou A Oct 22 '15 at 1:46
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I think you either need a greens somewhere in that sentence, or you need to find a sense of green (without an s) as a countable, plural noun.

They should have gone for:

Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo.


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One better translation is "green greenery greens green greenery". Poor Russians, they only know one English word for all this?! It is certainly easier to compete with a google translator than with original Nabokov in English! No wonder...

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