Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer dolor te diam wisi nibh euismod tincidunt ut laoreet, wisi

By NicholasSieber, in 'Incorrect/Pseudo Latin Phrases', Dec 13, 2018.

  1. NicholasSieber New Member

    I found this randomly hidden on an assessment task my school handed out. I dont know why it's there or what it means, I just found it in a text box on the last page written in white text almost it wasnt meant to be found.
    Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer dolor te diam wisi nibh euismod tincidunt ut laoreet, wisi ut laoreet dolore magna aliquam erat volutpat.
    Sorry, i dont know any latin so I'm no help :/
  2. Dantius Homo Sapiens

    • Civis Illustris
    in orbe lacteo
    It's nonsense text used as a placeholder (to demonstrate layout, fonts, etc.) If it's in something your school handed out, that probably means they just forgot to delete it or replace it with something else.

  3. Godmy A Monkey

    • Civis Illustris
    Although the initial lines are only a very slightly changed part from Cicero's Dē Fīnibus. (wiki will mention that too) - some words are even unchanged.

    If I remember correctly: "... neque porrō quisquam est quī dolōrem ipsum, quia dolor sit, amet, consectētur, adipīscī velit"

    "and further on there is nobody who would love the pain [just] because it is pain, who would [want to] pursue it, who would want to obtain it."

    You will see this often on websites, since it is used as a filler text for new websites that has already been given form/design, but no content, just so there is some text in the mean time which doesn't distract the reader from the design (= for a new webdesign presentation).

    In that work of Cicero (written in the first century BC in Rome) Cicero talks about moral philosophy: what is the probable philosophical/scientific root of what we intuitively perceive as good & evil, what is the argument for it.
    Last edited by Godmy, Dec 14, 2018

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