Pangram Blog

What do these sentences have in common?

"I noticed his glazed pompadour had acquired a killer swoop; a foxy wave befitting a jester."

"Strike with prejudice against laziness, that quixotic devil procrastination—but maybe tomorrow."

"Coitus interruptus—often exactly at the wrong moment, quite bedeviling kenetic zest—just happens."

Neatorama reader Ryan Hagen explains:

I've been fascinated for a while now by Pangrams,
sentences which contain each letter of the alphabet at least once (the most
famous one of course is "the quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog"). A few
weeks ago, as a challenge to myself, I started writing one pangram every
morning, and have been so captivated by the process that I find I can't stop.

So I started this blog, Pangramaday, to showcase the best of them.

Link - Thanks Ryan! (BTW, the illustration is from The Liner by John Ralston, whom we've covered before here on Neatorama)

I'm going to give you the three shortest known pangrams. However, these require permission to use "proper nouns," such as people's names:

BRONZE MEDAL (29 letters:)
"Quick wafting zephyrs vex bold Jim."

SILVER MEDAL (28 letters:)
"Waltz, nymph, for quick jigs vex Bud."

GOLD MEDAL (26 letters:)
"J. Q. Schwartz flung D. V. Pike my box."
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