February 23, 2004

I Could Be Wrong, But...

...the following is the shortest English sentence to include all letters of the alphabet:

Jackdaws love my big sphinx of quartz.

Almost sounds dirty.

Posted by Jennifer at February 23, 2004 07:51 AM


As an expert in things that sound dirty, I'd have to say that there's no "almost" about it.

Posted by: Harvey at February 23, 2004 08:58 AM

I believe it is:

"The quick, brown fox jumped over the lazy dog."

Posted by: dave at February 23, 2004 09:42 AM

Dave, it's "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" - jumps, not jumped; otherwise there's no "s."

Ah, the joys of typing class.

Posted by: Linus at February 23, 2004 10:16 AM

Couldn't come up with a shorter sentence, but I know "Sequoia" is the shortest word with all the vowels!

Posted by: Tuning Spork at February 24, 2004 01:51 AM

and facetious has all the vowles in order...

Posted by: Pete at February 24, 2004 07:35 PM

Facetiously and abstemiously have ALL the vowels in order, even the optional one!

Posted by: Linus at February 25, 2004 01:06 PM