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Sunday, October 08, 2006

Fun with Words


Sphinx of black quartz, judge my vow is a sentence that uses all twenty-six letters of the English alphabet. It is a pangram. A pangram is a piece of text that includes each letter of the alphabet. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog is a popular pangram used to test fonts, as it contains each letter of the English alphabet.

Here's an interesting list of words that are misspelled most often and a collection of pangrams and other word oddities.

I searched for the above 'Sphinx of black ...' string after I read Vardan's status message on Gtalk that had these words. Thanks, Vardan.