Monger
 
Reply Tue 10 Dec, 2002 09:59 pm
Pangrams are sentences containing all the letters of the alphabet.
Here's a list of pangrams compiled from various sources. The number of letters used is shown for most of the shortest examples -- some of them are obviously contrived and use obscure words, but hey this ain't easy! ShockedSmile
What's the shortest pangram you can think up yourself???

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A mad boxer shot a quick, gloved jab to the jaw of his dizzy opponent.
A quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. (33 letters)
About sixty codfish eggs will make a quarter pound of very fizzy jelly.
Amazingly few discotheques provide jukeboxes. (40)
As we explored the gulf of Zanzibar, we quickly moved closer to the jutting rocks.
Brawny gods just flocked up to quiz and vex him.
By Jove, my quick study of lexicography won a prize.
Cozy sphinx waves quart jug of bad milk. (32)
Dr. Jekyll vows to finish zapping quixotic bum.
Ebenezer unexpectedly bagged two tranquil aardvarks with his jiffy vacuum cleaner.
Exquisite wizard flock behaving jumpy. (33)
Five jumbo oxen graze quietly with packs of dogs.
Five or six big jet planes zoomed quickly by the tower.
Foxy Gen. Schwarzkopf jumbled Iraqi TV. (32)
Fred specialized in the job of making very quaint wax toys.
Glum Q. Schwarzkopf jinxed by TV. (26)
Grumpy wizards make toxic brew for the evil queen and jack.
Hark! Toxic jungle water vipers quietly drop on zebras for meals!
How jolly vexing a fumble to drop zucchini in the quicksand!
How quickly daft jumping zebras vex. (30)
How vexing a fumble to drop a jolly zucchini in the quicksand. (50)
Jaded zombies acted quaintly but kept driving their oxen forward.
Jolly housewives made inexpensive meals using quick-frozen vegetables.
Jumpy zebra vows to quit thinking coldly of sex.
Just keep examining every low bid quoted for zinc etchings.
Just work for improved basic techniques to maximize your typing skills.
Meg Schwarzkopf quit Jynx Blvd. (26)
Monique, the buxom coed, likes to fight for Pez with the junior varsity team.
On the boardwalk grave playful lizards quickly jump and exercise.
Pack my box with five dozen liquor jugs. (32)
Perhaps President Clinton's amazing sax skills will be judged quite favorably.
Playing jazz vibe chords quickly excites my wife.
Prodigal lesbians from Venezuela know just exactly how to eat quiche.
Puzzled women bequeath jerks very exotic gifts.
Quick fawns jumped over a lazy dog. (32)
Quick jigs for waltz vex bad nymph. (28)
Quixotic knights' wives are found on jumpy old zebras.
Sex prof. gives back no quiz with mild joy. (33)
Six big devils from Japan quickly forgot how to waltz.
Six boys guzzled cheap raw plum vodka quite joyfully.
Six of the women quietly gave back prizes to the judge.
The exodus of jazzy pigeons is craved by squeamish walkers.
The five boxing wizards jump quickly. (31)
The risque gown marked a very brazen exposure of juicy flesh.
The sex life of the woodchuck is a provocative question for most vertebrate zoology majors.
The vixen jumped quickly on her foes barking with zeal.
Waltz, dumb nymph, for quick jigs vex. (29)
Wham! Volcano erupts fiery liquid death onto ex-jazzbo Kenny G.
You go tell that vapid existentialist quack Freddy Nietzsche that he can just bite me, twice.
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babsatamelia
 
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Reply Tue 10 Dec, 2002 10:22 pm
penny quit when she saw a van with an xray hanging from a lighted background and a jar labeled "Z".
This is hard!!! WAY too many letters
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Monger
 
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Reply Wed 11 Dec, 2002 07:04 am
Here's the best I could come up with in the last brain-wreaking half hour...

Jumpy Kazakhstani Qur'an bigots flowed excessively. (44 letters)
Sexy bald French women give jet-quick prizes. (37)

...Yeah I knows it, Babs. it's damn tricky. MadMadMad:wink:
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Equus
 
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Reply Wed 11 Dec, 2002 09:13 am
"Xbcefghjklmpquvyz" is not a word.

Okay, so I'm not as smart as you guys, cut me some slack, ok?
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Monger
 
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Reply Wed 11 Dec, 2002 09:21 am
Hehe! ....very creative. WinkLaughing
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bigdice67
 
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Reply Wed 11 Dec, 2002 09:24 am
Hey, Equus, don't want to be anal-retentive... but you forgot the "a"... just to name one...
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Monger
 
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Reply Wed 11 Dec, 2002 09:34 am
his not-quite-word left out all the letters used in the rest of the pangram.
Quote:
"Xbcefghjklmpquvyz" is not a word.



...I think it's my 2nd favorite now, after the one about Kenny G at the end of the big list. Laughing
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sozobe
 
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Reply Wed 11 Dec, 2002 10:10 am
OOh, we had a good one on Abuzz about this.

For once, search function worked!

http://boston.abuzz.com/interaction/s.219389/discussion

That was one of my all-time faves. Some of my offerings from there:

"Please just go and raze my weedy box of a hovel, quick!"

"The squirmy child got a vexing jawbreaker for her prize."

"Even Quixotic sozobe awkwardly curses MJ for her plight." (Montery Jack started that thread.)

"Just think, Bi-Polar's graceful vixen-wife, squinney, is amazed!"

This obsessed me for several weeks --now you've awakened the demon again. Twisted Evil
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Monger
 
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Reply Wed 11 Dec, 2002 10:29 am
Cool link, Sozobe. Didn't read all of it, but my favorite I saw there was your "Jeff the Butt-ugly Wizard mocks the vixen's pique." Heh...Mad genious, you are! Very Happy
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babsatamelia
 
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Reply Thu 12 Dec, 2002 02:25 am
I see, Sozobe is a regular, this is
like playing a game of poker with
all professionals.
I guess it is you and me Equus, but
man - how could you forget the "a "
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Monger
 
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Reply Thu 12 Dec, 2002 06:30 am
Just give Sozobe a check and tequila for her wry examples! (47)
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Bibliophile the BibleGuru
 
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Reply Thu 12 Dec, 2002 06:18 pm
The best examples of 26-letter Pangrams that I ever saw were:

Cwm, fjord-bank glyphs vext quiz. (by Dmitri Borgmann)
Blowzy night-frumps vex'd Jack Q.
Fjord-buck zags whelm qvint pyx.
Frowzy things plumb vex'd Jack Q.
J. Q. Vandz struck my big fox whelp.
Junky qoph-flags vext crwd zimb.
Milk-vat fez bugs qoph-crwd jynx.
Nth balks gyp, vex cwm fjord quiz.
Vext cwm fly zing jabs Kurd qoph.
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Bibliophile the BibleGuru
 
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Reply Thu 12 Dec, 2002 06:21 pm
Out of all the 26-letter pangrams that have been composed, the Guinness Book of World Records chose the following example:

Veldt jynx grimps waqf zho buck
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sozobe
 
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Reply Thu 12 Dec, 2002 09:49 pm
26-letter pangrams!?!

That does take the wind out of one's sails a bit.

I've got the tequila to cheer me up, though. Thank ye kindly, Monger! Drunk
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oristarA
 
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Reply Sat 20 Mar, 2004 12:01 am
Equus wrote:
"Xbcefghjklmpquvyz" is not a word.

Okay, so I'm not as smart as you guys, cut me some slack, ok?


Yes, you were very smart, yet so cunning and lazy. Very Happy
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Pondering
 
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Reply Sun 30 May, 2004 07:01 pm
Brick quiz whangs jumpy veldt fox.

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aojr31
 
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Reply Fri 4 Jun, 2004 06:07 am
Jackdaws love my big sphinx of quartz (31) - not my own effort, as shown in a number of font examples
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drom et reve
 
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Reply Fri 4 Jun, 2004 06:52 am
Bibliophile the BibleGuru wrote:
Out of all the 26-letter pangrams that have been composed, the Guinness Book of World Records chose the following example:

Veldt jynx grimps waqf zho buck


Does that actually mean something in some other language, or is it just random words bunched together?

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squuggy
 
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Reply Mon 23 Aug, 2004 11:32 am
pangram
My best offering: Jock was vexed for thy plumbing quiz. (30)
From Guinness: Jackdaws love my big sphinx of quartz. (31)
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drom et reve
 
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Reply Mon 23 Aug, 2004 11:48 am
Hey, Squuggy! Welcome to A2K! I hope that you enjoy it here, and that your stay is long and interesting!

I'm still intrigued about what 'veldt jynx grimps waqf zho buck' means...

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