Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Origin of "Lorem ipsum...."

STRAIGHT DOPE by Cecil Adams has the answer:

Lorem ipsum was part of a passage from Cicero, specifically De finibus bonorum et malorum, a treatise on the theory of ethics written in 45 BC. The original reads, Neque porro quisquam est qui dolorem ipsum quia dolor sit amet, consectetur, adipisci velit . . . ("There is no one who loves pain itself, who seeks after it and wants to have it, simply because it is pain …").

Apple uses it as filler for its online blogging facility and if you want to see my blog online, go to:

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