Lorem Ipsum Wha?

Have you ever worked with a designer and been confused when work comes back with what looks like gobbledygook instead of English words? I assure you, this is a standard placeholder practice when we don’t have your final content. We’re not just trying to mess with you.

Dating back to the 1500’s, Lorem ipsum has become popular in industries that require any text to be entered.

Until the actual text is received, Lorem ipsum is used instead in order to ensure that everything will work and look the way it should – a very important part in our quality assurance. It’s compiled of an array of Latin words that look like it could be a sentence, but once you start reading it’s clear that it’s not!

Most people believe that this is just random but there is talk that it actually dates back to a very old Latin book that actually has certain Lorem ipsum passages. Don’t ask me to translate though – I’m not that good! It has similar spacing and rhythm to English so your eye won’t get stuck on it the same way as if we just mashed our keyboard. lksfjdaldsjlkn sdflsdflkasdfl kasd fjlaskfjalksdjflksad See? Isn’t lorem ipsum dolor sit amet nicer?

Today there are countless Lorem ipsum generators whose purpose is to generate funny versions. These versions tend to use different languages and more modern words. We find that a little dangerous though. It is much easier to miss words that you see on a regular basis than it is to miss the dead language of Latin.

Think you can translate? Give it a try in our comments!

“Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum.”