It’s widely welcomed that the quick brown fox jumps end the lazy dog. But what compels the to carry out so? It should surely be true since it’s to be recorded plenty of times in countless hands. It was tape-recorded in The Boston Journal, in an article titled “Current Notes” on ninth February 1885, therefore it’s to be going on at least that long! and it’s current tense, so presumably that does for this reason on a continuous basis.

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And what the the dog? Why does it put up through such behaviour? I’d get pretty narked if some feral Reynard preserved using me together a hurdle whilst ns was do the efforts to get some well-earned Zeds ~ a tough day staring up a tree searching for squirrels. It just seems for this reason rude.


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The famous phrase is of food a pangram – a sentence using every letter the the alphabet at least once. In mine younger years ns recorded rather that a quick sly fox jumped end the lazy brown dog. It’s not but the most efficient sentence to record every letter in a gramatically correct sentence. According to the mighty Wikipedia several fairly well known choices are ranked thus:

“Waltz, negative nymph, for quick jigs vex.” (28 letters)“Jived fox nymph grabs rapid waltz.” (28 letters)“Glib jocks quiz nymph come vex dwarf.” (28 letters)“Sphinx of black quartz, referee my vow.” (29 letters)“How vexingly fast daft zebras jump!” (30 letters)“The five boxing wizards run quickly.” (31 letters)“Jackdaws love my big sphinx of quartz.” (31 letters)“Pack my box with 5 dozen liquor jugs.” (32 letters)“The fast brown fox jumps end a lazy dog” comes in in ~ 33 letters and also slightly an ext efficient 보다 the usual the dog version.

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There has not (as yet) been found a “perfect pangram” containing only 26 letters and also containing no abbreviations or other non-words, such as “Mr Jock, TV quiz PhD, bags few lynx”.