Date: Mon, 12 Sep 1994 08:52:45 EDT From: Larry Horn Subject: Re: frequency in English I seem to recall the sequence etaoinshrdlu, perhaps as the sequence of printers' blocks arranged for frequency of use. In fact there was even a character in a novel I once read--The Circus of Doctor Lau?--named Etaoin Shrdlu. It does have the virtue of being pronounceable. Of course, the question can't really be answered unless we fix on which variety of English text we're talking about. --Larry