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J! Pangram

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From Facebook:
I was today years old when I found out that

"Watch 'Jeopardy!', Alex Trebek's fun TV quiz game"

is a pangram (containing every letter of the alphabet.)
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Can't tell how old this is but based on Google it's at least 11 years. Wikipedia might have been helped but they deleted their article with a list of pangrams. WIth 44 letters, it's not the most efficient pangram, but it's at least less than 26*2.
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Robert K S wrote: Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:32 am it's not the most efficient pangram
It is the most Jeopardy! pangram though, and this the best.
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Robert K S wrote: Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:32 am Can't tell how old this is but based on Google it's at least 11 years. Wikipedia might have been helped but they deleted their article with a list of pangrams.
It was constructed by Peter Mowrey in 2002 as a submission for a contest on NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday Puzzle to create a pangram that included the name of a famous person. It didn't win but was apparently one of the runners up, according to this list of puzzlemaster Will Shortz's favorite entries.
Robert K S wrote: Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:32 am WIth 44 letters, it's not the most efficient pangram, but it's at least less than 26*2.
Punctuation and spaces don't count when calculating the length of a pangram, so it actually has just 37 letters. After several hours of seeing if I could make one that was any shorter, this is the best I could come up with:
Alex Trebek MCs fun TV-G quiz show Jeopardy! (35 letters)
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cheezguyty wrote: Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:29 pm
Punctuation and spaces don't count when calculating the length of a pangram, so it actually has just 37 letters. After several hours of seeing if I could make one that was any shorter, this is the best I could come up with:
Alex Trebek MCs fun TV-G quiz show Jeopardy! (35 letters)
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cheezguyty wrote: Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:29 pm this list of puzzlemaster Will Shortz's favorite entries
He misquoted the "quick brown fox" pangram in the past tense, thereby depriving it of its only S!
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my personal favorite:
Jackdaws love my big sphinx of quartz.
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(Not original to me)

26 letters: “Mr. Jock, TV quiz PhD, bags few lynx.
Never been on J!, but once won a knockoff version that aired on local access TV.
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Ironhorse wrote: Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:58 pm (Not original to me)

26 letters: “Mr. Jock, TV quiz PhD, bags few lynx.
Meg Schwarzkopf quit Jynx Blvd.
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seaborgium wrote: Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:50 am
Ironhorse wrote: Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:58 pm (Not original to me)

26 letters: “Mr. Jock, TV quiz PhD, bags few lynx.
Meg Schwarzkopf quit Jynx Blvd.
damn...and my tickets to go see Jynx Blvd. are for next week :(
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For those curious about the fate of our favourite pangram in the wake of Alex’ death, "Watch 'Jeopardy!', Mayim Bialik’s fun and exciting TV quiz game" works!
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dhkendall wrote: Sun Oct 10, 2021 11:24 am Watch 'Jeopardy!', Mayim Bialik’s fun and exciting TV quiz game
49 letters? yikes
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I learned a shorter pangram back when I was a kid. It was all in a single word!

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All this talk about pangrams makes me want to recommend Ella Minnow Pea, a book by Mark Dunn. If you haven't read it yet and have a love or interest in creative language, go read it. It involves a search for a pangram of certain length and certain letters are dropped from the book as it goes along. I finished it a couple months ago, and it was such a fun read!
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Robert K S wrote: Sun Oct 10, 2021 1:44 pm
dhkendall wrote: Sun Oct 10, 2021 11:24 am Watch 'Jeopardy!', Mayim Bialik’s fun and exciting TV quiz game
49 letters? yikes
Well, the Mayim part is superfluous, I guess you can save some there. And if you can find a shorter adjective to replace “fun and exciting” that has an f, n, and x in it that would help too.
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