16 clever pangrams for word lovers

Word puzzles can help writers build confidence and creativity. Try creating pangrams of your own to test your skills.

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How often does every letter in the alphabet appear in a sentence?

That’s exactly what makes a “pangram” special. The most well-known such phrase is: “The quick brown fox jumps over a lazy dog.”

Pangrams have been used for years to teach handwriting and typing—and to test typewriters, telegraphs, printers, typefaces and software. Graphic and font designers use pangrams to illustrate their work.

For many pangram enthusiasts, the best pangrams are those with the fewest letters. “Mr. Jock, TV quiz Ph.D., bags few lynx.” is considered a “perfect pangram” because it contains only 26 letters.

Although these are undoubtedly the most difficult pangrams to write, cleverness and clarity should can make a pangram shine, too. Here are some extra creative pangrams (ordered by letter count).

1. The five boxing wizards jump quickly.

2. Pack my box with five dozen liquor jugs.

3. Go, lazy fat vixen; be shrewd, jump quick.

4. When zombies arrive, quickly fax Judge Pat.

5. Amazingly few discotheques provide jukeboxes.

6. Puzzled women bequeath jerks very exotic gifts.

7. The quick onyx goblin jumps over the lazy dwarf.

8. Brawny gods just flocked up to quiz and vex him.

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