While discussing the exact meaning of
The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog
Zane and I spent a good 3 minutes wandering why it’s used as a font test phrase (i.e. it shows all the letters s you can tell what each looks like when printed in a particular font) if it has no ‘h’ in it, duuuuuh. Before that happened I had no idea what a Pangram was, now I know and I’m going to edumacate you!
Pangram: A pangram is a poem using every letter of the alphabet at least once. Obviously, any extended text—say, Moby Dick, is likely to contain the entire alphabet, so a pangram needs to be small in order to be remarkable.
I have to say, my favourite Pangram is the subject of this post…
Wavy Jake’s fat zebra had Mexican pig liquor.
I shall use it from now on, instead of the quick brown fox….
In other news, we had our first snake sighting on the block yesterday, apparently a black snake was making its happy way along our driveway…doesn’t it know winter is coming?!?