How did "the quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog" become the typical sentence that contains all letters of the alphabet and not "sphinx of black quartz, judge my vow" which is objectively a million times cooler
the Christian lobbying organizations thought it sounded too much like something from Harry Potter
@LoganDice because young kids (the people who primarily use these sentences I think) can spell all the words in the first one.
@LoganDice ah yes, the traditional reuse of classic high-value tweets on Mastodon. Apart from that, the quick brown fox sentence was because of the way typewriter keys were arranged, not about containing all letters.
Perhaps the people typing it were sales people and they didn't want to concern their customers.
@LoganDice I love the German sentence "Franz jagt im komplett verwahrlosten Taxi quer durch Bayern" which translates to "Franz rushes through Bavaria crosswise in the completely run-down taxi"
@LoganDice and it's also more correct because the first sentence uses 'the' twice while the sphinx one doesn't
@LoganDice oups!! Of course the F is in "of" and I'm blind and I was not as awake as I thought when I wrote this!!
En français : Portez ce vieux whisky au juge blond qui fume.
In french: Take this old whiskey to the blond judge who smokes
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