Lorem ipsum


Does anyone else use https://www.lipsum.com/?

And if so, are you like me and just copy the body text of the landing page rather than generating actual lorem ipsum text? I did it again today and literally couldn’t think of the last time I hit that generate button. (I tend to prefer the second block in the left column.)

Contrary to popular belief, Lorem Ipsum is not simply random text. It has roots in a piece of classical Latin literature from 45 BC, making it over 2000 years old. Richard McClintock, a Latin professor at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia, looked up one of the more obscure Latin words, consectetur, from a Lorem Ipsum passage, and going through the cites of the word in classical literature, discovered the undoubtable source. Lorem Ipsum comes from sections 1.10.32 and 1.10.33 of “de Finibus Bonorum et Malorum” (The Extremes of Good and Evil) by Cicero, written in 45 BC. This book is a treatise on the theory of ethics, very popular during the Renaissance. The first line of Lorem Ipsum, “Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet…”, comes from a line in section 1.10.32.


Always! I don’t click the Generate button either. That seems like a lot of effort haha.


Same here. I did that 100% of the time I used it. There’s no time in life for any other way


This brings back memories an little bit, I remember this one teacher who was very by the book used to have complaints about me doing this.