16 August 2011

foxing the quick brown fox.....

“The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog”

a phrase that contains ALL the letters of the alphabet


lazy dog (The Hound)...



...dreaming of the quick brown fox


earliest known reference...

March 14, 1885 in a journal for teachers
to use for writing practices



technicians during the 20th century tested typewriters with
the fox phrase calling the process foxing



now it’s used to display font samples and
to test computer keyboards



in Microsoft Word programs there is a code to see
the quick brown fox phrase



try typing  =rand.old()   into Word then hit enter…
for Mac 2011 type  =rand()  then hit enter...

did you see the quick brown fox phrase
successfully foxing across your screen?



it's just embroidery, have fun with it!



15 comments:

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

i never knew that about that phrase...and i LOVED it..

what a very beautiful dog...

happy to stop by today...

kary and teddy
xx

Alexis said...

Foxy! Love the Foxes on the F, Genius!

Pamela Gordon said...

Hi Cathy, thanks so much for visiting me and leaving a comment! I have never seen your blog before and found it quite fascinating and witty! Love your photography and your embroidery is beautiful. I have a sewing machine that sits idle as I get too impatient with it. You do very beautiful designs! Thanks again for the visit. Blessings, Pamela

Sarah said...

Fun info. I think this monogram may be one of my favorites, though it's difficult to pick a favorite of your work. ~ Sarah

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love these designs, Cathy! The monogram looks fantastic. God, I remember that phrase from taking secretarial classes in high school!

jeanette from everton terrace said...

Took me right back to high school typing class :)

That lazy dog is beautiful!

the cake chick said...

I had no idea! I just hope I don't have a quick fox around my chicken coop! Love your design.

Desire Empire said...

I remember that one from that little old typing course I did many moons ago.

Thanks for joining in my giveaway and good luck. Thanks for the French offer too!!!

Susan T said...

Utterly gorgeous doggy and embroidery.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh the embroidered "L" is quite foxy to me. :)

Thank you so much for your kind words regarding my mustard curtains and evil chair. :)

Sheri said...

oh my gosh, that's so cool! It worked!
Beautiful design too. : )

PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

I never knew that! Love the design!

pretty pink tulips said...

I never knew that!!!!! Love that little history lesson. And about to try the rand thing!

You've outfoxed us all!!! :)
xoxo Elizabeth

quintessence said...

Another fascinating tidbit and beautiful monogram!! Love Elizabeth's last comment!!

LuLu Kellogg said...

Jaw dropping....LOVE it!

LuLu~*xoxo