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Old 08-03-2016, 05:18 PM
RadicalPi RadicalPi is offline
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My favorite is: "Pack my box with five dozen liquor jugs," which is not the shortest, but it is shorter than "lazy dog."

Originally Posted by jtur88 View Post
I don't think anybody mentioned this above, but the reason for "The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog's back" was because it also contained exactly the number of keystrokes on a standard typewriter between the conventional margins. They knew they could make it shorter, but they wanted to be able to test a machine for all letters and for spacing as well. But I can't find a cite to confirm that.
Do you have a cite for this?