March 08, 2019
February 03, 2019
Of course, Snoopy, something is not right in your novel if the one that seems to be the protagonist leads to lose.
“The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog” is the shortest sentence in the English language to contain all 26 letters of the alphabet and make sense.
“It was a dark and stormy night”……there that sounds better.
combining “Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of the party” and “The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog”?
“The quick brown party jumped over all good men?”
What is that thing snoopy is pounding his fingers on?
My 50th high school reunion was held at the school itself. There were several big changes: there were now Girl’s Rooms (when I went there it was an all-male school), there were signs about cell phone usage posted in the stairwells and the typing classroom was now a computer lab.
Noted by looking at the students who were helping out, there was another significant change – not only were some of them wearing skirts (see above) but most of them were black. Although the school is in Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn (predominately black in the 1960’s) my classmates were almost all white.
“Ask not what your dog can do for you, ask what you can do for your dog!”
I suspect Snoopy thinks the “lazy dog” part of the sentence is what doesn’t sound right.
sounds good to me
Just what is the significance of, "Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country,” or “party?” There is no “X” even though you can get a “z” by substituting “citizens” for “party.”
“Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of the country.” A sentence once often used by people who were learning to type.
Typing is rarely taught now since kids pick it up with their abc’s. They may not use proper form and correct fingers but it does not matter since their speed and accuracy beats many who learned in “typing class”.
..Yes, now is the time for all good foxes, to jump on the lazy dogs..!
What does the fox say?
When I was learning to type (mumble mumble) decades ago, one of our exercise sentences was “Jovial Felix danced the mazurka well with quiet Peg.” At the time, I thought that was THE most idiotic sentence ever written. Nowdays, though, it seems to be much better than the average sentence in modern novels…….
“The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog” is NOT the shortest English sentence containing ALL letters of the alphabet, because the quoted sentence DOES NOT contain the letter “s”. Therefore the correct sentence is “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog”. jumps, not jumped. This sentence was used in testing old mechanical teletype machines to proof that their mechanics was ok for all the letters. It is easy to remember.
What’s wrong is he’s missing “b”, “c”, and “q”. If he had put “quick” and “brown” in there he would have had them all.
@josh_bisbee I notice your explanatory post has exactly 26 replies, for a topical coincidental symmetry. Nobody else reply to that post! ;)
@josh_bisbee …or you could say lazy dogs
Great, now Frieda will want Snoopy to catch a fox, as well….
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