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Somewhere I saw a list of useful practice words for calligraphers or pen men (women). My searches haven't turned up anything. Can someone point me to some? I'm sick of the brown fox.

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Are you looking other panagrams?


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  • Nymphs blitz quick vex dwarf jog. (27 letters)
  • DJs flock by when MTV ax quiz prog. (27 letters) (2 acronyms, 1 abbreviation and a US spelling)
  • Big fjords vex quick waltz nymph. (27 letters)
  • Bawds jog, flick quartz, vex nymph. (27 letters)
  • Waltz job vexed quick frog nymphs. (28 letters) (new variation on 29 letter version)
  • Junk MTV quiz graced by fox whelps. (28 letters) (Includes abbreviation)
  • Bawds jog, flick quartz, vex nymphs. (28 letters)
  • Waltz, bad nymph, for quick jigs vex! (28 letters)
  • Waltz, nymph, for quick jigs vex Bud! (28 letters) (Includes proper noun)
  • Fox nymphs grab quick-jived waltz. (28 letters)
  • Brick quiz whangs jumpy veldt fox. (28 letters)
  • Glib jocks quiz nymph to vex dwarf. (28 letters)
  • Bright vixens jump; dozy fowl quack. (29 letters)
  • Vexed nymphs go for quick waltz job. (29 letters)
  • Quick wafting zephyrs vex bold Jim. (29 letters) (Includes proper noun)
  • Quick zephyrs blow, vexing daft Jim. (29 letters) (Includes proper noun)
  • Quick blowing zephyrs vex daft Jim. (29 letters) (Includes proper noun)
  • Sphinx of black quartz, judge my vow! (29 letters) (Used by Adobe InDesignwhen providing samples of all fonts.)
  • Sex-charged fop blew my junk TV quiz. (29 letters) (Includes abbreviation)
  • Both fickle dwarves jinx my pig quiz. (30 letters)
  • Fat hag dwarves quickly zap jinx mob. (30 letters)
  • Hick dwarves jam blitzing foxy quip. (30 letters)
  • Fox dwarves chop my talking quiz job. (30 letters)
  • Public junk dwarves quiz mighty fox. (30 letters)
  • Jack fox bids ivy-strewn phlegm quiz. (30 letters) (Includes proper noun)
  • How quickly daft jumping zebras vex. (30 letters)
  • Two driven jocks help fax my big quiz. (30 letters)
  • "Now fax quiz Jack!" my brave ghost pled. (30 letters) (Includes proper noun)
  • Jack, love my big wad of sphinx quartz! (30 letters) (Includes proper noun)
  • Do wafting zephyrs quickly vex Jumbo? (31 letters) (Includes proper noun)
  • Go, lazy fat vixen; be shrewd, jump quick. (31 letters)
  • Fickle jinx bog dwarves spy math quiz. (31 letters)
  • Big dwarves heckle my top quiz of jinx. (31 letters)
  • Fickle bog dwarves jinx empathy quiz. (31 letters)
  • Public junk dwarves hug my quartz fox. (31 letters)
  • Jumping hay dwarves flock quartz box. (31 letters)
  • Five jumping wizards hex bolty quick. (31 letters)
  • Five hexing wizard bots jump quickly. (31 letters)
  • Quick fox jumps nightly above wizard. (31 letters)
  • Vamp fox held quartz duck just by wing. (31 letters)
  • Five quacking zephyrs jolt my wax bed. (31 letters) (Used by Mac OS X when previewing TrueType fonts.)
  • The five boxing wizards jump quickly. (31 letters) (Used by XXDiff as sample text)
  • Jackdaws love my big sphinx of quartz. (31 letters) (Used by Microsoft Windows XP when previewing some non-TrueType/OpenType fonts. It is interesting that the set of digits afterwards omits the numeral 7.)
  • Show mangled quartz flip vibe exactly. (32 letters)
  • My jocks box, get hard, unzip, quiver, flow. (32 letters)
  • Kvetching, flummoxed by job, W. zaps Iraq. (32 letters) (Includes proper nouns)
  • My ex pub quiz crowd gave joyful thanks. (32 letters)
  • Cozy sphinx waves quart jug of bad milk. (32 letters)
  • A very bad quack might jinx zippy fowls. (32 letters) (Contains all 26 letters in lower case)
  • Pack my box with five dozen liquor jugs. (32 letters) (Used for font samples in the catalog of the Kelsey Press Company, by Beagle Bros and in Space Shuttle; featured in Ella Minnow Pea)
  • Few quips galvanized the mock jury box. (32 letters)
  • Quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. (32 letters) (Not attested as frequently as the traditional, and better-formed, The quick brown fox..., below)
  • Quilt frenzy jackdaw gave them best pox. (33 letters)
  • Jumpy halfling dwarves pick quartz box. (33 letters)
  • Schwarzkopf vexed Iraq big-time in July. (33 letters) (Includes proper nouns)
  • Vex quest wizard, judge my backflop hand. (33 letters)
  • The jay, pig, fox, zebra and my wolves quack! (33 letters)
  • Blowzy red vixens fight for a quick jump. (33 letters)
  • Sex prof gives back no quiz with mild joy. (33 letters) (Includes abbreviation)
  • The quick brown fox jumps over a lazy dog. (33 letters) (A variant of the better-known, but longer, version with the in place of a, below.)
  • A quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. (33 letters) (This variation contains all 26 letters in lower case)
  • Quest judge wizard bonks foxy chimp love. (34 letters)
  • Boxers had zap of gay jock love, quit women. (34 letters, each consonant used only once)
  • Joaquin Phoenix was gazed by MTV for luck. (34 letters) (Includes proper nouns and abbreviation)
  • JCVD might pique a sleazy boxer with funk.[2] (34 letters) (Includes abbreviation of proper noun)
  • Quizzical twins proved my hijack-bug fix. (34 letters)
  • Fix problem quickly with galvanized jets. (35 letters)
  • The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. (35 letters) (Used to test typewriters and computer keyboards, and as sample text; famous for its coherency, dating back to 1888. Sometimes quoted with "jumped", but this is not a pangram, omitting S.)
  • Waxy and quivering, jocks fumble the pizza. (35 letters)
  • When zombies arrive, quickly fax judge Pat. (35 letters) (Includes proper noun)
  • Heavy boxes perform quick waltzes and jigs. (36 letters)
  • A wizard's job is to vex chumps quickly in fog. (36 letters)
  • Sympathizing would fix Quaker objectives. (36 letters) (Includes proper noun)
  • Pack my red box with five dozen quality jugs. (36 letters)
  • BlewJ's computer quiz favored proxy hacking. (37 letters) (Includes proper noun)
  • Quads of blowzy fjord ignite map vex'd chicks. (37 letters)
  • Fake bugs put in wax jonquils drive him crazy. (37 letters)
  • Watch "Jeopardy!", Alex Trebek's fun TV quiz game. (37 letters) (Includes proper nouns and abbreviation)
  • GQ jock wears vinyl tuxedo for showbiz promo. (37 letters) (Includes abbreviation)
  • The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dogs. (37 letters)
  • Who packed five dozen old quart jugs in my box? (37 letters)
  • Woven silk pyjamas exchanged for blue quartz. (38 letters) (Used for font samples by Scribus)
  • Brawny gods just flocked up to quiz and vex him. (38 letters)
  • Twelve ziggurats quickly jumped a finch box. (38 letters)
  • Prating jokers quizzically vexed me with fibs. (39 letters)
  • My faxed joke won a pager in the cable TV quiz show. (39 letters) (Includes abbreviation)
  • The quick onyx goblin jumps over the lazy dwarf. (39 letters) (From flavor text in a card in the Magic: the Gathering card game[3])
  • The lazy major was fixing Cupid's broken quiver. (39 letters) (Includes proper noun)
  • Amazingly few discotheques provide jukeboxes. (40 letters) (only 5 words – fewer than all others in this list)
  • Foxy diva Jennifer Lopez wasn't baking my quiche. (41 letters) (Includes proper noun)
  • Cozy lummox gives smart squid who asks for job pen. (41 letters) (Used for font samples by the Macintosh, post-System 7, as well as on certain Palm products)
  • By Jove, my quick study of lexicography won a prize. (41 letters) (Includes proper noun)
  • Painful zombies quickly watch a jinxed graveyard. (42 letters)
  • Fax back Jim's Gwyneth Paltrow video quiz. (42 letters) (Includes proper nouns)
  • My girl wove six dozen plaid jackets before she quit. (43 letters)
  • Then a cop quizzed Mick Jagger's ex-wives briefly. (43 letters) (Includes proper noun)
  • Six big devils from Japan quickly forgot how to waltz. (44 letters) (Includes proper noun)
  • "Who am taking the ebonics quiz?", the prof jovially axed. (44 letters)
  • Why shouldn't a quixotic Kazakh vampire jog barefoot? (44 letters) (Includes proper noun)
  • Grumpy wizards make a toxic brew for the jovial queen. (44 letters)
  • Sixty zips were quickly picked from the woven jute bag. (45 letters)
  • Big July earthquakes confound zany experimental vow. (45 letters) (Includes proper noun)
  • Foxy parsons quiz and cajole the lovably dim wiki-girl. (45 letters)
  • Cute, kind, jovial, foxy physique, amazing beauty? Wowser! (45 letters)
  • Have a pick: twenty-six letters — no forcing a jumbled quiz! (46 letters)
  • A very big box sailed up then whizzed quickly from Japan. (46 letters)
  • Battle of Thermopylae: Quick javelin grazed wry Xerxes. (46 letters) (Includes proper nouns)
  • Jack quietly moved up front and seized the big ball of wax. (47 letters) (Includes proper noun)
  • Few black taxis drive up major roads on quiet hazy nights. (47 letters)
  • Just poets wax boldly as kings and queens march over fuzz. (47 letters)
  • Bored? Craving a pub quiz fix? Why, just come to the Royal Oak! (47 letters) (Used to advertise a pub quiz in Bowness-on-Windermere)
  • Quincy Pondexter blocked five jams against the Wizards! (47 letters) (Includes proper nouns)
  • Crazy Frederick bought many very exquisite opal jewels. (48 letters) (Includes proper noun)
  • A quivering Texas zombie fought republic linked jewelry. (48 letters) (Includes proper noun)
  • The job of waxing linoleum frequently peeves chintzy kids. (49 letters)
  • Back in June we delivered oxygen equipment of the same size. (49 letters) (Includes proper noun)
  • Just keep examining every low bid quoted for zinc etchings. (49 letters) (Used in many type specimen books for letterpress printers)
  • How razorback-jumping frogs can level six piqued gymnasts! (49 letters) (Used for font samples by the Macintosh, System 7 era)
  • A quick movement of the enemy will jeopardize six gunboats. (49 letters)
  • All questions asked by five watched experts amaze the judge. (49 letters)
  • The wizard quickly jinxed the gnomes before they vaporized. (50 letters)
  • Quirky spud boys can jam after zapping five worthy Polysixes. (52 letters) (Includes proper noun)
  • Grumpy wizards make toxic brew for the evil queen and Jack. (Includes proper noun) Used by Google Fonts
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As you can see, a lot of the sentences are nonsensical. I've found it easier to use a few sentences and memorize them so I don't have to constantly look at the list to see what to write. I find that helps so I can concentrate on my penmanship and let the words flow better. You can always add something new if you get bored. The following are the sentences I most frequently use when I practice:



The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.


Pack my box with five-dozen liquor jugs.


Several fabulous dixieland jazz groups played with quick tempo.


Back in my quaint garden, jaunty zinnias vie with flaunting phlox.


Five or six big jet planes zoomed quickly by the new tower.


Exploring the zoo, we saw every kangaroo jump and quite a few carried babies.


I quickly explained that many big jobs involve a few hazards.


Jay Wolf is quite an expert on the bass violin, guitar, dulcimer, ukulele, and zither.


Expect skilled sign writers to use many jazzy, quaint old alphabets effectively.


The wizard quickly jinxed the gnomes before they vaporized.


The five near great boxing wizards jumped quickly.


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Maybe I could start--or finish-- a story with one of these sentences. It would take years!


Right now I'm transcribing La Rochefoucauld's Maxims in French and English. Lots of qs and xs but low on zs.

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I decided to give my support in your efforts... I was thinking at a different angle, maybe not pangrams as such listed.

Here are some of my challenge words and phrases, a good etude and practice for different combinations and strokes

ruining runners


Those words practice different techniques when I do my penmanship, such as the word minimum which is a great way to practice downstrokes. Syzygy, at least in my script, practices many lower loops. In a row. Etc, etc with the other words...

If you hunger for challenging writes, I think you should have a look at this thread



Here is the difficult-to-write sentence that was posed in this contest... Hope this helps you in your practice endeavours.

“Disturbed by his colleagues' lack of enthusiasm, again and again the Egyptian astrophysicist visiting the observatory in Mississippi analyzed the multi-part transcription of telecommunications from the Galileo probe for the minimum of errors and maximum of syzygy,”



Hope this is of utility to you,

In Ornamental Writing, the beauty of light line and shade must be harmonious.

... The best ornamental penmen write each word one letter at a time, the best they can, the same as you do.

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