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577720.  Thu Jul 02, 2009 8:38 am Reply with quote

More commonly known as Pangrams - sentences that use every letter of the alphabet at least once. Some examples are:

The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog
Jackdaws love my big sphinx of quartz
Waltz, bad nymph, for quick jigs vex

Does anyone have anymore examples? Even better, can anyone come up with an original?

Susannah Dingley
577727.  Thu Jul 02, 2009 8:48 am Reply with quote

Here are a few Iíve made up over the years Ö

  • Prating fibbers quizzically vexed me with jokes.

  • King Jeffrey is vexed with Queen Elizabeth and Prince Tom.

  • Zoe solved the problem by using the equations of James Clerk Maxwell.

  • Onyx is a type of quartz, just like agate (which is very much banded).

I know they are not very efficient pangrams as there are a lot of repeated letters. But, still.

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577734.  Thu Jul 02, 2009 9:02 am Reply with quote

The French version is, "Portez ce vieux whisky au juge blond qui fume."

Also, found this, which has heaps of pangrams in Russian, English and a few other languages.

Susannah Dingley
577741.  Thu Jul 02, 2009 9:06 am Reply with quote

This is a famous one using only 26 letters:
    Veldt jynx grimps waqf zho buck.

577743.  Thu Jul 02, 2009 9:09 am Reply with quote

'How quickly daft jumping zebras vex' is one that I usually use when I have cause to. Though I don't claim it as original.

Ian Dunn
577744.  Thu Jul 02, 2009 9:10 am Reply with quote

Xavier zooms behind quickly, a few gasp and jest.

577745.  Thu Jul 02, 2009 9:15 am Reply with quote

zomgmouse wrote:
The French version is, "Portez ce vieux whisky au juge blond qui fume."
That is so French! I quite like this one (not mine) but there's a couple of cheats in it "Blowzy night-frumps vex'd Jack Q."

577746.  Thu Jul 02, 2009 9:15 am Reply with quote

edited out as repeat post

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577808.  Thu Jul 02, 2009 11:28 am Reply with quote

Have you got hiccups?

577818.  Thu Jul 02, 2009 11:49 am Reply with quote

mckeonj wrote:
Have you got hiccups?
Sorry! My posts keep repeating on me. Glad you put hiccup and not hiccough. (saves me posting to your other thread now!).

577822.  Thu Jul 02, 2009 12:01 pm Reply with quote

Pack my box with five dozen liquor jugs.

Also, see the novel Ella Minnow Pea.

Susannah Dingley
578061.  Fri Jul 03, 2009 5:57 am Reply with quote

I just came up with another original one of my own.

  • Problems are quickly fixed with galvanized jets.

Iím usually good with words.

578110.  Fri Jul 03, 2009 7:40 am Reply with quote

That's a good one, though the "are" is superfluous. Also, "galvanized" is the American spelling.

578193.  Fri Jul 03, 2009 10:58 am Reply with quote

No it's not - the Oxford dictionaries are among British authorities which in general prefer -ize forms to -ise forms.

578195.  Fri Jul 03, 2009 11:04 am Reply with quote

I am now experiencing a similar reaction to a certain Luke when he was told that a certain Darth Vader was his father.


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