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Cue my inner language geek. This seemingly inane tribute is in fact a valid sentence. I was certainly confused. There are 3 readings of the word necessary to comprehend:
- The animal
- The city
- The verb, meaning to confuse, deceive, or intimidate
Replacing each with an appropriate substitute, we could rewrite the sentence as:
Buffalo people [that] Buffalo people intimidate[,] intimidate Buffalo people. The cool thing is you can do a similar thing (you need to add plurals) with any animal/verb pair, albeit without the city: Badgers badgers badger badger badgers; Dogs dogs dog dog dogs.
Explanation taken from Wikipedia.
UPDATE: Badger is also a city! Located in Minnesota.
…. Badger badgers Badger badgers badger badger Badger badgers