#FunFriday Let's talk gibberish!

Welcome to #FunFriday! It's been waiting for you all week and it has even prepared a gift for you.

As you well know by now, every Friday we write a quick blog highlighting some fun gimmick or easter egg that can be found on your computer or the internet and today is no different.

Our little snippet this week involves Microsoft Word and is a way to randomly generate gibberish! Well, almost gibberish.

Type any of the following, and then press enter afterwards whilst in Word and watch it generate the well known pangram:
"The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog."
Please note that not every phrase will work on all versions of Microsoft Word.

  • =rand()
  • =rand(10,10)
  • =lorem
  • =rand.old()

Whilst it might seem pointless, it's actually a useful trick to have up your sleeve if you are using templates and need a good, quick filler!

And as a side note: If you're wondering what a pangram is, it is a sentence that contains every letter of the alphabet. Here are a few other examples, including a Perfect Pangram (a sentence that uses all of and only the 26 letters of the alphabet. Not that it makes much sense!).

"Crazy Fredrick bought many very exquisite opal jewels."
"How quickly daft jumping zebras vex."
"Mr. Jock, TV quiz PhD, bags few lynx."

ALSO, YOU LUCKY, LUCKY PEOPLE, today's #FunFriday blog is a double-header!!! That's right, double the fun this Friday by listening to our Podcast, The Maven Muster!

We release The Muster each Thursday lunchtime - every two weeks - to give you our thoughts, opinions and advice on all things Tech.

How do I listen to this wonderful, velvety Podcast I hear you ask? Simple really, just search "Maven Consultancy" or "The Maven Muster" on iTunes or Soundcloud.

Failing that, follow us at: @UKMaven as we tweet links every new Podcast!
As a taster, here is our most recent Podcast where we discuss Google's recent hardware launch, password security, governmental privacy, Dan declares his love for Elon Musk, Sam shares his sweaty profile pictures and Lewis realises he's forever alone.

Check it out here: The Maven Muster