11.0571 Lorem ipsum?

Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
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Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 11, No. 571.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

Date: Thu, 05 Feb 1998 13:39:29 -0700
From: Chuck Bush <Chuck_Bush@byu.edu>
Subject: Origins of "Lorem ipsum"

Can anyone tell me the origins of the "Lorem ipsum" text that is often used
as content-less filler in word processor tutorials, demos, manuals, etc.?
What is it about the "work" that everyone seems to use it? It sounds
Latin-y, but seems to be complete nonsense--at least to someone as weak in
Latin as I am. Is there more to it than just the two or three lines you
usually see?

Just curious.

Chuck Bush
BYU Humanities Research Center

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