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 Uncwilly 2004-09-07 17:04

A problem of words.

"The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog."

Many of us are familiar with this and/or other holalphabetic sentances. They are use in penmanship classes and typing courses. Some are quite contrived and several are only 26 letters long (Guiness lists "Cwm kvutza qoph jynx fled brigs" as the most contrived.)

Your task, is to make the longest sentance (in number of 'words', no numbers [1 0 2 4, etc.] symbols [@ # \$ % & , etc.]), using no more than all 26 letters once. (That is you may use less than all 26, but you may not use the same letter twice.) After the number words, the closer to max letter usage, is the next most important toward declaring the winner. After that, the less contrived the better and the more creative the better. (Leaving out 'e' 't' and/or 's' might be seen as better than 'q' 'x' and/or 'z')

You can not use proper names. Standard abbrivations are OK.
Using PERL and other computer aides is discouraged. Pad, pencil, dictionary, and grey matter are the tools of choice.

Here is a starter:
"I can help, try, ok."
5 words, 13 letters.
(I know that is poor, but it is only a starter.)

 Uncwilly 2004-09-08 13:26

Here is one that I came up with that is fairly contrived, but shows pontentially what can be done.

Yup, Mrs. "X", can it be ok?
7 'words', 16 letters.

 THILLIAR 2004-09-10 18:39

Blowzy night-frumps vex'd Jack Q

 Uncwilly 2004-09-10 20:01

[QUOTE=THILLIAR]Blowzy night-frumps vex'd Jack Q[/QUOTE]

Googleing [URL=http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&q=Blowzy+night+frumps+&btnG=Google+Search]Blowzy night frumps[/URL], to see if blowzy is a word, revealed that this is not an original.

Also, this contains a proper name: Jack

Remember the goal is to get as many words as possible first, then the number of letters, etc.

 xilman 2004-09-11 21:48

[QUOTE=Uncwilly]Googleing [URL=http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&q=Blowzy+night+frumps+&btnG=Google+Search]Blowzy night frumps[/URL], to see if blowzy is a word, revealed that this is not an original.

Also, this contains a proper name: Jack

Remember the goal is to get as many words as possible first, then the number of letters, etc.[/QUOTE]
Warm plucky G.H.Q jinx, fez to B.V.D's.

Originally given by Hammer in the form of the following monoalphabetic substitution cryptogram: ABCD EFGHIJ K.L.M NOPQ, RST UV W.X.Y'Z.

First known solution jointly discovered by Jim and Marrietta Gillogly and Paul and Jean Leyland, ably abetted with a Scrabble set and an adequate supply of beer and single malt Scotch whisky.

Look it up in the sci.crypt archives if you want any more information.

Paul

 Uncwilly 2004-09-12 01:48

[QUOTE=xilman]Warm plucky G.H.Q jinx, fez to B.V.D's.
.........
First known solution jointly discovered by Jim and Marrietta Gillogly and Paul and Jean Leyland, ably abetted with a Scrabble set and an adequate supply of beer and single malt Scotch whisky.[/QUOTE]

As noble as a tale this is, it does deserve to be recognised :bow: , it fails the criteria for this contest.
It contains a proper name, namely B.V.D.. Also is G.H.Q. a name?

In my example with Mrs. 'X', that is a strech because she is an unknown.

Also, you state borrowing from another.

Full monoalphabetism is not required.

 xilman 2004-09-12 09:57

[QUOTE=Uncwilly]As noble as a tale this is, it does deserve to be recognised :bow: , it fails the criteria for this contest.
It contains a proper name, namely B.V.D.. Also is G.H.Q. a name?

In my example with Mrs. 'X', that is a strech because she is an unknown.

Also, you state borrowing from another.

Full monoalphabetism is not required.[/QUOTE]
Your the boss, but I'd claim that both BVD and GHQ are abbreviations and therefore allowed. GHQ, of course, is General HeadQuarters.

As I said, check the sci.crypt archives for further information.

Paul

 Uncwilly 2004-09-15 21:40

Contrived, but wordy:

I'd go nth back Mrs. 'Q'; few pyx luv.

9.1 'words', 24 letters.

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