Wednesday, August 12, 2020

English Pangrams: A quick brown fox

This famous sentence - "A quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" - is an example of a pangram containing all the letters of the English alphabet. According to Wikipedia, the sentence first appeared in The Michigan School Moderator in 1995. And check out these re-imaginings of the quick brown fox: Across Genres.

You can find more examples in this Wikipedia article about pangrams. It includes English pangrams, and there are pangrams in other languages too. Here are some of the English ones:
  • The five boxing wizards jump quickly. 
  • Pack my box with five dozen liquor jugs. 
  • Watch "Jeopardy!", Alex Trebek's fun TV quiz game.
  • Amazingly few discotheques provide jukeboxes. 
  • Foxy diva Jennifer Lopez wasn't baking my quiche. 
  • Then a cop quizzed Mick Jagger's ex-wives briefly. 
  • Sphinx of black quartz judge my vow!
I still think the one with the fox and the dog is best!

Tuesday, February 25, 2020


In Yoda style, it's not YOLO, but OOYL: Only Once You Live. Here is some more Yoda Language Humor, and scroll on down for some YOLO humor in the Indian Epics class.

This is a meme someone made in the Indian Epics class... in a world of (re)incarnations, no more YOLO. It's YOLMT.

Why We Need Creative Writing

Here's why:

Friday, February 14, 2020

Writing Humor: Claws and Clauses

I'm not a fan of Grammarly software, but they do share some great humor at their blog!

A Good Writing Day

Embrace the NOW when you are writing: that's all that matters! Here's a cartoon from Debbie Ridpath Ohi at to inspire you, and check out her Four Stages of Writing also. :-)