words

Having read an article about some rare literary terms, we thought we would share a word with you this week that we thought was quite unusual and, an example of it can be linked to our parent company, The Brown Fox Bureau.

A LIPOGRAM

A piece of text that uses every letter of the alphabet, except one. So an example is:

The Quick Brown Jumped over the Lazy Dog.

This pangrammatic lipogram version avoids the letter S.

However:

The Quick Brown Jumps over the Lazy Dog, uses every letter of the alphabet.

This latter well-known phrase was the inspiration behind the name of The Brown Fox Bureau – the phrase is a tool for teaching touch typing, as it uses every key on the keyboard, due to the fact that it has all the letters in the alphabet.

Can you create a Lipogram of your own? What letter would you pick to leave out in the cold? We’d love to hear your ideas….

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