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  • n. A pseudo-Latin text used in printing and website design in place of English in order to emphasise design elements over content.


The words are a truncated form of Latin dolōrem ("pain") ipsum ("itself") from Cicero's De finibus bonorum et malorum 1:32 (Wiktionary)


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  • Watch out, uselessness, you may give some parent a horrible idea...

    (didn't jennaren have a list of those?)

    July 31, 2007

  • Lorem Ipsum sounds like a nice name, but knowing what it is kind of ruins it for me. It's like naming your kid Insert Name Here. And my Latin's pretty rusty, but doesn't the phrase mean "loves grief?" Kinda cruel.

    July 31, 2007

  • I believe Lorem would make a wonderfully unique given name. Though I don't believe any woman will be willing to name her child thusly.

    July 31, 2007

  • lorem ipsum: wikipedia it

    December 10, 2006