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English translation: "Nor is there anyone who loves pain itself because it is pain."

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15:29 Aug 24, 2001
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Latin term or phrase: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet
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randy
English translation:"Nor is there anyone who loves pain itself because it is pain."
Explanation:
"Nor is there anyone who loves pain itself because it is pain."

Hi Randy,

This quote does appear lots of times within publisher editing programs, printer tests...followed by lots of junk words.

Some attribute it to Cicero (I don't see the connection to 15th century...).

Lorem is most surely a truncation of "dolorem". The above is the standard translation (from the good source) of that Cicero line so it's the nearest thing you can get out of it.

Lots of luck!

Flavio
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na"Nor is there anyone who loves pain itself because it is pain."
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naa dummy text
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7 hrs
a dummy text


Explanation:
Lorem ipsum dolor . . .
Below is a sample of "dummy text" often used to show font face samples or for layout and design. This text possibly originated in the 15th century as scrambled Latin. I've seen several versions of this on the Internet, with various changes; however, this one doesn't have any odd text sneaked in as I've seen in some of the others.

Lorem ipsum dolor sample text:
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consetetur sadipscing elitr, sed diam nonumy eirmod tempor invidunt ut labore et dolore magna aliquyam erat, sed diam voluptua. At vero eos et accusam et justo duo dolores et ea rebum. Stet clita kasd gubergren, no sea takimata sanctus est Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consetetur sadipscing elitr, sed diam nonumy eirmod tempor invidunt ut labore et dolore magna aliquyam erat, sed diam voluptua. At vero eos et accusam et justo duo dolores et ea rebum. Stet clita kasd gubergren, no sea takimata sanctus est Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet,...

`Lorem ipsum dolor' is the first part of a nonsense paragraph sometimes used to demonstrate a font. It has been well established that if you write anything as a sample, people will spend more time reading the copy than looking at the font. The ``gibberish'' below is sufficiently like ordinary text to demonstrate a font but doesn't distract the reader. Hopefully.

Rick Pali submits the following from Before and After Magazine, Volume 4 Number 2.:

[quote]

After telling everyone that Lorem ipsum, the nonsensical text that comes with PageMaker, only looks like Latin but actually says nothing, I heard from Richard McClintock, publication director at the Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia, who had enlightening news:

"Lorem ipsum is latin, slightly jumbled, the remnants of a passage from Cicero's _de Finibus_ 1.10.32, which begins '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.]. [de Finibus Bonorum et Malorum, written in 45 BC, is a treatise on the theory of ethics very popular in the Renaisance.]

"What I find remarkable is that this text has been the industry's standard dummy text ever since some printed in the 1500s took a galley of type and scambled it to make a type specemin book; it has survived not only four centuries of letter-by-letter resetting but even the leap into electronic typesetting, essentially unchanged except for an occational 'ing' or 'y' thrown in. It's ironic that when the then-understood Latin was scrambled, it became as incomprehensible as Greek; the phrase 'it's Greek to me' and 'greeking' have common semantic roots!"





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8 hrs
"Nor is there anyone who loves pain itself because it is pain."


Explanation:
"Nor is there anyone who loves pain itself because it is pain."

Hi Randy,

This quote does appear lots of times within publisher editing programs, printer tests...followed by lots of junk words.

Some attribute it to Cicero (I don't see the connection to 15th century...).

Lorem is most surely a truncation of "dolorem". The above is the standard translation (from the good source) of that Cicero line so it's the nearest thing you can get out of it.

Lots of luck!

Flavio


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