@rugbygirl - Uh oh, someone's been reading the OED again, admit it! Seriously, I actually knew that word, too, from reading a book called "Ella Minnow Pea: A Progressively Lipogrammatic Epistolary Fable."
The premise is complicated, but essentially the correspondents (an epistolary novel is a novel in letters - these were very common in the early days of novels, not so much now) live on a small island where people are of a literary bent. The town council is gradually banning letters of the alphabet and punishing people who use them. So first they must avoid, z, q, j, letters like that, but eventually their word choice becomes quite stilted.
The only way to reverse this curse is for someone to invent a pangram that is shorter than the lazy brown dog sentence. Someone finally does by accident - I think it's something like "Pack my box with five dozen liquor jugs." It's a really funny novel for word lovers - I bet you would like it!