There is famous sentences by Chomsky ("Colorless green ideas sleep furiously") to show that syntactically sentences can by devoid of meaning, or at least have a very odd or dubious meaning. And it's easy to come up with another examples like this, e.g.:
- The table watches delicious TV
- Flowers sing when the effort is black
- Dignity arrives after the dogs knew
My first question would be: Do these type nonsense sentences of a technical term? In another answer I saw the term Semantic Anomaly/
But more importantly, what about the following examples:
- The bachelor filed for divorce
Defining a bachelor as an unmarried man, this sentence arguably doesn't make sense. However, is this sentence in the same category (i.e., a Semantic Anomaly) as the examples above or is this a "different kind" of sentence with an odd/wrong/missing meaning?