Getting tired of “The quick brown fox jumps over a lazy dog”? Here are some new pangrams that I wrote recently, in an effort to make my handwriting and calligraphy practice more enjoyable. They use all 26 letters, in various combinations, and I made an effort to make the sentences enjoyable to write over and over again. Some people like funny or nonsensical pangrams, or really short ones, but I found that for me it is helpful to include a few repeated letters to make a sensible, pleasant sentence.
- a silvery haze on the lake made a relaxing sight from Jacque's back picture window (letter count: 67)
- relatively few oxygen molecules are required to burn jack's zippo lighter (letter count: 62)
- I anxiously watched my dog jump and zip around the back yard, wondering if she would ever catch the squirrel
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- goldfish swam in tranquil pools with jade and alabaster sculptures above, aimlessly seeking with expressionless gaze
- fox pups jumped crazily and barked with gusto over quails (count: 48 letters)
- frozen margaritas do not help syntax whenever questions ask for just basic info (count: 67 letters)
- worried the tv wouldn't get fixed, peter and jack busily sized up the marquee (letter count: 62)
- playing cards, fishing, scuba diving, or taking a snooze, were just some of the relaxing options for quiet (letter count: 85)
- with an eye for a faux, the reckless appraiser squeezed the medieval gold object (letter count: 66)
- furry puppies and fuzzy kittens played, coaxing the quaking newborns to move in a jumble (letter count: 73)
- improvement was inevitable, judging by quizzical looks from perplexed heathen (letter count: 67)
- aloe vera exists to quell pain by comforting old joints in the walking zone
- the chef and the bartender quarreled over which kind was more appropriate: wine from burgundy or saxony, or jug zinfandel. (letter count: 100)
I recently wrote a pangram for a birthday card for my mom, after she visited me and I showed her my calligraphy practice sheets, with some practice words and pangrams I composed. She kept saying, “read me another,” so I composed this pangram for her:
“Happy Birthday,” [in big letters]
“To an Exceptional Mom,” [in medium letters]
“whose quirky daughter overzealously writes joyful pangrams” [in small letters]
You might enjoy writing some new pangrams too. It’s a bit of a challenge at first, but once you start and get on a roll, composing new pangrams can be addicting! Using a pangram letter frequency counter makes it much easier.
Other FPN users have already collected more pangrams and practice words in posts from years past, for example:
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