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shortest sentence with all 26 letters #103886
05/22/03 08:49 AM
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anyone know the shortest sentence with all 26 letters?


Re: shortest sentence with all 26 letters #103887
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Fjord cwm glyphs quiz vext bank.

(The bank was angry about the quiz on the carvings from the fjord valley.)

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Re: shortest sentence with all 26 letters #103888
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Depends on WHICH 26 letters.


Re: shortest sentence with all 26 letters #103889
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a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z , now i know my a b c won't you sing along with me?

Blowzy night-frumps vex'd Jack Q

but aren't they all the same length? 26 letters long. :)


Re: shortest sentence with all 26 letters #103890
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The judge gave the defendant the shortest possible sentence with all 26 letters of apology to write.


Re: shortest sentence with all 26 letters #103891
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Is it my imagination, or did I post an reply to this thread? The thread seems to have gobbled up my reply. Weird.


Re: shortest sentence with all 26 letters #103892
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Agggggggggggggggggggggggg! I posted on the wrong thread! Here's what I should have posted here:

Worth quoting:

"A pangram is a sentence that contains all letters of the alphabet. Less frequently, such sentences are called holalphabetic sentences. Interesting pangrams are generally short ones; constructing a sentence that includes the fewest repeat letters possible is a challenging task. However, pangrams that are slightly longer yet enlightening, humorous, or eccentric are noteworthy in their own right.

By far the most well-known pangram is, "The quick brown fox jumps over a lazy dog." Frequently this is the sentence used to test out new typewriters, presumably because it includes every letter of the alphabet. Curiously, this sentence is often misquoted by changing "jumps" to "jumped." The past tense version, lacking an s, is not a pangram. Often, too, it is misquoted as "the lazy dog" rather than "a lazy dog." This error is not as grievous; the sentence remains a pangram, just a slightly longer one.

Unfortunately, to my knowledge, there are no particularly clever 26 letter pangrams in English. Constructing a sentence that uses every letter of the alphabet once and no more -- essentially an anagram of the alphabet -- seems to require the use of acronyms, initials, and strange punctuation. The most interesting I've seen is, "Glum Schwartzkopf vex'd by NJ IQ."

Also note the section on autograms, as that contains some autograms (sentences that self-document their letter content) that are also pangrams."

http://rinkworks.com/words/pangrams.shtml


Re: shortest sentence with all 26 letters #103893
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well, I did find it just plain interesting...





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Re: shortest sentence with all 26 letters #103894
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Maybe Wordwind was reading threads boustrophedonically!


Re: shortest sentence with all 26 letters #103895
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I've never bousted a single phedon--knowingly, that is.

Edit: Zed, I changed the above. Had typed hastily and just realized that I included a few unnecessary letters! :)


Re: shortest sentence with all 26 letters #103896
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what about married phedons?


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