This post just might include all letters of the alphabet
October 2, 2019 2:29 AM   Subscribe

Robin Houston explains the history of a tweet (Threadreader) which contains all the letters of the alphabet while also describing itself.

Lee Sallows describes his quest. If you like this kind of thing and you're not feeling lazy, take a look at the crossword featured in the Guardian. Self-referential stuff appears everywhere, even in XKCD.
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posted by Stark (13 comments total) 31 users marked this as a favorite
 
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posted by lalochezia at 2:59 AM on October 2, 2019 [3 favorites]


This is just to say
I took
all the letters
that were in
the alphabet.

Forgive me,
most of them
were frequent
so easy to use,
and so cgxz.
posted by lalochezia at 3:10 AM on October 2, 2019 [57 favorites]


Don’t miss Lee’s book about his Pangram machine, really something
posted by neustile at 4:30 AM on October 2, 2019 [4 favorites]


Ah, you might also like Christian Bök and Micah Lexier's Two Equal Texts (some explanation here).
posted by oulipian at 5:50 AM on October 2, 2019 [3 favorites]


Self-referential stuff appears everywhere
Indeed.
posted by Wolfdog at 8:21 AM on October 2, 2019 [2 favorites]


This is just to say
lalochezia took
all the letters
that were in
the alphabet.

Forgive me,
the infrequent ones
were fixed
by using their name.
posted by madcaptenor at 8:22 AM on October 2, 2019 [31 favorites]


This is just to say
I vow quotable revenge against
fucking madcaptenor's excellent
poemz
posted by lalochezia at 8:47 AM on October 2, 2019 [11 favorites]


This is just to say
I blew
the germ
that zep dev quern
the feck mux
posted by Wolfdog at 9:26 AM on October 2, 2019 [8 favorites]


this is just to say
pffffffffftbcdeghklmnqrvwxz
posted by madcaptenor at 11:18 AM on October 2, 2019 [7 favorites]


It's just as hard to do a limerick on twitter, if you follow the original character limit...

The character limit on Twitter,
Prevents limericks — if you're a quitter.
But with one little cheat,
You can quickly defeat
(see line 1)
posted by DreamerFi at 12:15 PM on October 2, 2019 [13 favorites]


(which reminds me, I developed a great Twitter joke once. Had a priest, a rabbi, a minister, a bartender, a lawyer, and the lawyer's duck. Twitter rejected it in the end; too many characters.)
posted by DreamerFi at 12:16 PM on October 2, 2019 [4 favorites]


This sentence cabbage has six words.
posted by The Bellman at 1:09 PM on October 2, 2019


Indeed.

Heh, I just saw a favorite on my old self-reference post and thought "someone must have made a post about that twitter thread about self-indexing comments" and here we are.
posted by cortex at 4:06 PM on October 2, 2019 [4 favorites]


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