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strud exerci tution ullamcorper suscipit lobortis nisl ut aliquip ex ea commodo

English translation: nothing

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Latin term or phrase:strud exerci tution ullamcorper suscipit lobortis nisl ut aliquip ex ea commodo
English translation:nothing
Entered by: Vidmantas Stilius
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15:38 Jun 23, 2001
Latin to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary
Latin term or phrase: strud exerci tution ullamcorper suscipit lobortis nisl ut aliquip ex ea commodo
achievement, I believe
Stan Giles
nothing
Explanation:
When a new layout is created and the designer doesn't have the actual content of the pages yet or he doesn't want people to be distracted by the text but rather focus on the design itself, a piece of Latin text is often used as a dummy. It starts with the words 'Lorem ipsum'. For many years, this text was available on adhesive sheets in different sizes and typefaces from LetraSet. Designers would cut the text out with a cutter and stick it on the page. Aldus included the Lorem ipsum text in PageMaker and nowadays you even see it showing up on hundreds of web pages (try searching Altavista for "lorem ipsum").

According to some sources, it is useless to try and figure out what the text actually means, even in Latin it is complete gibberish. The words loosely approximate the frequency with which letters occur in English, which is why at a glance it looks pretty real.

Richard McClintock, a Latin professor, claims the text is a slightly scrambled version of a passage from Cicero, specifically De finibus bonorum et malorum, a treatise on the theory of ethics written in 45 BC. McClintock recalled having seen lorem ipsum in a book of early metal type samples, which commonly used extracts from the classics.

Below you find this standard piece of text. It can be repeated any number of times to create large blocks of text.


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Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit, sed diem nonummy nibh euismod tincidunt ut lacreet dolore magna aliguam erat volutpat. Ut wisis enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exerci tution ullam corper suscipit lobortis nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis te feugi facilisi. Duis autem dolor in hendrerit in vulputate velit esse molestie consequat, vel illum dolore eu feugiat nulla facilisis at vero eros et accumsan et iusto odio dignissim qui blandit praesent luptatum zzril delenit au gue duis dolore te feugat nulla facilisi.

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Vidmantas Stilius
Local time: 08:47
Grading comment
thank you, the context of just filling in space on a website was just right
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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na +1nothing
Vidmantas Stilius


  

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14 hrs peer agreement (net): +1
nothing


Explanation:
When a new layout is created and the designer doesn't have the actual content of the pages yet or he doesn't want people to be distracted by the text but rather focus on the design itself, a piece of Latin text is often used as a dummy. It starts with the words 'Lorem ipsum'. For many years, this text was available on adhesive sheets in different sizes and typefaces from LetraSet. Designers would cut the text out with a cutter and stick it on the page. Aldus included the Lorem ipsum text in PageMaker and nowadays you even see it showing up on hundreds of web pages (try searching Altavista for "lorem ipsum").

According to some sources, it is useless to try and figure out what the text actually means, even in Latin it is complete gibberish. The words loosely approximate the frequency with which letters occur in English, which is why at a glance it looks pretty real.

Richard McClintock, a Latin professor, claims the text is a slightly scrambled version of a passage from Cicero, specifically De finibus bonorum et malorum, a treatise on the theory of ethics written in 45 BC. McClintock recalled having seen lorem ipsum in a book of early metal type samples, which commonly used extracts from the classics.

Below you find this standard piece of text. It can be repeated any number of times to create large blocks of text.


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Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit, sed diem nonummy nibh euismod tincidunt ut lacreet dolore magna aliguam erat volutpat. Ut wisis enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exerci tution ullam corper suscipit lobortis nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis te feugi facilisi. Duis autem dolor in hendrerit in vulputate velit esse molestie consequat, vel illum dolore eu feugiat nulla facilisis at vero eros et accumsan et iusto odio dignissim qui blandit praesent luptatum zzril delenit au gue duis dolore te feugat nulla facilisi.

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Vidmantas Stilius
Local time: 08:47
Native speaker of: Native in LithuanianLithuanian
PRO pts in pair: 7
Grading comment
thank you, the context of just filling in space on a website was just right

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