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wvwoman 02-28-2016 04:37 PM

new game
 
i occasionally see comments on quote solution pages about almost all the letters of the alphabet having been used--annamariah asked if anyone had ever had one. i haven't noticed, have you?

so here's a new game: create a "quote" using all the letters. (no, i don't have one yet!) maybe admin will include some in the database!

Lurker 02-28-2016 05:57 PM

The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.

Shockingly, this one isn't on the site.

wvwoman 02-28-2016 06:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lurker (Post 6869)
The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.

Shockingly, this one isn't on the site.

true! i remember it well from my typing class.

Barnabas 02-29-2016 01:31 PM

Well, that was quick! I was going to suggest extra points for the shorter quotes, but Lurker knocked it out in 35 total letters:eek: Still... other examples?

Roxanne 03-02-2016 04:50 AM

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of qiviut, it was the age of faux fur, it was the epoch of pawpaw jam, it was the epoch of mint jelly, it was the season of mozzarella, it was the season of cheddar, it was the spring of gingko biloba, it was the winter of sassafras.

LLapp 03-07-2016 11:32 AM

Great quote, Roxanne!

Lurker, that would be "jumped" -- to get in the E and D.

LLapp 03-07-2016 12:08 PM

Pangrams in literature
 
wvwoman, your challenge got me searching for existing sentences that might be quoted. What fun!! Here's what I found so far.

A sentence that uses all the letters of the alphabet is called a pangram.

Here's a page that lists a whole bunch of them (unfortunately without attributions): http://rinkworks.com/words/pangrams.shtml

In the 2003 novel, Ella Minnow Pea: A Novel in Letters, by Mark Dunn, the protagonist, Ella, must find a pangram shorter than "The quick brown fox," in order to overcome repression of expression on her island. Her search is successful and the story is resolved when she finds: "Pack my box with five dozen liquor jugs."

Lurker 03-07-2016 02:05 PM

Llapp, I always thought it was "jumped" too, until someone pointed out that leaves it without an S. The E is in "over" and the D is in "dog".

LLapp 03-07-2016 02:28 PM

Oh!! I stand corrected. Thanks Lurker.

GtrZan 03-08-2016 05:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wvwoman (Post 6867)
i occasionally see comments on quote solution pages about almost all the letters of the alphabet having been used--annamariah asked if anyone had ever had one. i haven't noticed, have you?

so here's a new game: create a "quote" using all the letters. (no, i don't have one yet!) maybe admin will include some in the database!

I always note when almost all letters are used because I think it is unusual. I didn't realize it had a proper name though!


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