lorem ipsum

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A lorem ipsum placeholder text that was inadvertently published in The Straits Times, a Singapore newspaper, on 26 April 2014

Etymology[edit]

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

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Noun[edit]

lorem ipsum (plural lorem ipsums)

  1. A pseudo-Latin text used in printing and website design in place of English in order to emphasise design elements over content.
    • 45 BC, Cicero, De finibus bonorum et malorum
      Sed ut perspiciatis unde omnis iste natus error sit voluptatem accusantium doloremque laudantium, totam rem aperiam, eaque ipsa quae ab illo inventore veritatis et quasi architecto beatae vitae dicta sunt explicabo. Nemo enim ipsam voluptatem quia voluptas sit aspernatur aut odit aut fugit, sed quia consequuntur magni dolores eos qui ratione voluptatem sequi nesciunt. Neque porro quisquam est, qui dolorem ipsum quia dolor sit amet, consectetur, adipisci velit, sed quia non numquam eius modi tempora incidunt ut labore et dolore magnam aliquam quaerat voluptatem. Ut enim ad minima veniam, quis nostrum exercitationem ullam corporis suscipit laboriosam, nisi ut aliquid ex ea commodi consequatur? Quis autem vel eum iure reprehenderit qui in ea voluptate velit esse quam nihil molestiae consequatur, vel illum qui dolorem eum fugiat quo voluptas nulla pariatur?
    • 1999, Digit, Page 29
      It was Aldus PageMaker's adoption of Lorem Ipsum that allowed the practice to enter the electronic age
    • 2002, Chris S. Flick, Jordan L. Chilcott, Building Web Sites With Macromedia Studio Mx, page 171
      The origin of Lorem Ipsum actually goes back to the early 1500s when typographers would create specimen books of their fonts.
    • 2007, Steven Sande, Take Control of IWeb: ILife '06 Edition, page 73
      Triple-click the lorem ipsum of the text placeholder and begin typing your masterpiece.

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