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EnglishEdit

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

EtymologyEdit

The words are a truncated form of Latin dolōrem (pain) + ipsum (itself) from the 45 BCE work De fīnibus bonōrum et mālōrum 1:32 by Cicero (106 BCE – 43 BCE).[1]

PronunciationEdit

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˌlɔː.ɹəm ˈɪp.səm/, /ˌlɒ.ɹəm ˈɪp.səm/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˌlɔː.ɹəm ˈɪp.səm/, /ˌlɑː.ɹəm ˈɪp.səm/
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  • Hyphenation: lo‧rem ip‧sum

NounEdit

lorem ipsum (plural lorem ipsums)

  1. A pseudo-Latin text used in printing and website design in order to emphasise design elements over content.
    • 1999, Digit, London: IDG Communications, OCLC 222633495, page 29:
      It was Aldus PageMaker's adoption of Lorem Ipsum that allowed the practice to enter the electronic age []
    • 2002, Tom Green; Chris S. Flick; Jordan L. Chilcott, Building Web Sites with Macromedia Studio MX, Boston, Mass.: New Riders, →ISBN, 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, Berkeley, Calif.: Peachpit Press, →ISBN, page 73:
      Triple-click the lorem ipsum of the text placeholder and begin typing your masterpiece.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Cicero (45 BCE) De fīnibus bonōrum et mālōrum [On the Ends of Good and Evil]:
    Sed ut perspiciātis unde omnis iste nātus error sit voluptātem accūsantium dolōremque laudantium, tōtam rem aperiam, eaque ipsa quae ab illō inventōre vēritātis et quasi architectō beātae vītae dicta sunt explicābō. Nēmō enim ipsam voluptātem quia voluptās sit āspernātur aut ōdit aut fugit, sed quia cōnsequuntur magnī dolōrēs eōs quī ratiōne voluptātem sequī nesciunt. Neque porrō quisquam est, quī dolōrem ipsum quia dolor sit amet, cōnsectētur, adipīscī velit, sed quia nōn numquam eius modī tempora incidunt ut labōre et dolōre magnam aliquam quaerat voluptātem. Ut enim ad minima veniam, quis nostrum exercitātiōnem ūllam corporis suscipit labōriōsam, nisi ut aliquid ex eā commodī cōnsequātur? Quis autem vel eum iūre reprehenderit quī in eā voluptāte velit esse quam nihil molestiae cōnsequātur, vel illum quī dolōrem eum fugiat quō voluptās nūlla pariātur?

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