Fun with Pangrams

PANGRAMS: are sentences using every letter of the alphabet at least once. When shopping for fonts, a pangram is used to display the fonts letters in a sentence form.

My first typing lab was in 9th grade, Irwin Junior High. My first panagram was:

Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country.

…although, the panagram above lacks the letters b-j-k-p-q-v-w-x-z; and may also explain a deeply rooted “do good” compulsion in my psyche.

Google Fonts offers-up:

Grumpy wizards make toxic brew for the evil Queen and Jack.

TypeKit offers no respect to wizards:

The five boxing wizards jump quickly.
Brawny gods just flocked up to quiz and vex him.

And the list of pangrams (wikipedia) seems to find its roots in a Hieronymus Bosch painting, full of: Vexing Nymphs, Bad Wizards, Heckling Dwarves, and Wafting Zephyrs. Now I know why the quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog.

Next week, a vibrant and stirring discussion about  onomatopoeia  [insert onomatopoeia]


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