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Try Writing a Sentence Using Every Letter of the Alphabet | Pangrams

This is one of the most well-known pangrams.

A pangram is a sentence that uses every letter of an alphabet at least once. They have been used to display typefaces, test equipment, and in practicing handwriting, calligraphy, and keyboarding skills. A well-known pangram using the English alphabet is “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.” Of course, the shorter the pangram, the more impressive, although longer pangrams have more room for clever play on words. Here is one I tried:

Although very taxing, Brenda was OK conquering zagging through Florida, Hawaii, Jamaica and Panama. 81 letters

Here are other known pangrams:

 

“Pack my box with five dozen liquor jugs.” (32 letters)
“Jackdaws love my big sphinx of quartz.” (31 letters)
“The five boxing wizards jump quickly.” (31 letters)
“How vexingly quick daft zebras jump!” (30 letters)
“Bright vixens jump; dozy fowl quack.” (29 letters)
“Sphinx of black quartz, judge my vow.” (29 letters)

Try coming up with your own pangram. See how short you can make one or see if you can make one using a different alphabet.


2 Comments

  1. Nada Amer says:

    Martin,

    I found this article to be quite informative. I have always heard of, “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog,” and other similar sentences that included every letter of the alphabet, but I never actually knew the name of these types of sentences until I read your article. I am glad I came across this, because I am sure pangrams will come into use when I am a teacher. Although I did not come up with this, I found this short pangram to be interesting: “The five boxing wizards jump quickly.”

    -Nada Amer

  2. I love when you post logology on your site. It’s always an interesting read and it’s exciting to share with others.

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