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The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog. April 12, 2005

Posted by Lee Cherry in Uncategorized.
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The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog.

I think I’ve become a lazy typist… I used to clock in well over 90. Of course typing speed varies from keyboard to keyboard, good luck hitting these numbers on a laptop or after a late lunch. I still bust out in stitches over the typing scene in ‘Misery‘.

This little applet brought back some funny memories of wasting (time) away in typing class. Do they still require typing in high school? maybe dubbed keyboarding now… I never could quite understand the teacher’s belief that we would still be using the IBM Selectric Typewriters after we graduated especially when we would leave that class and hop over to programming class (logo, basic, RPG-II, pascal – geek…)

TypeQuick Results
Number of words typed: 219
Test duration: 3 min
Speed: 73.0 words/min. (365 keystrokes/min.)
Error penalty: 8
Accuracy: 96.3%

Test your skills here.

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Comments»

1. Mike - October 15, 2006

“The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog.” there is something wrong in that phrase, what is it?

2. onebitpixel - October 17, 2006

good catch. it’s missing an “s”.
The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.
or
The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dogs.

wikipedia
“The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” is a pangram that has been used to test typewriters and computer keyboards because it is coherent, short, and contains all the letters of the English alphabet. It was often used for testing the teletype services (a procedure known as “foxing”) when these machines were still used.[citation needed] In the age of computers, it is often used as a sample text in font selection contexts.


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