1. Lotusbridge Member

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    Just searched on Duckduckgo for ex cupididate as I was looking for translation options and most of the options that came up were regular www addresses but a lot of the descriptions were Latin words.
    Has anyone else had an experience like this? The sites weren't apparently anything to do with Latin.
  2. Etaoin Shrdlu Civis Illustris

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    What you're getting is a lot of lorem ipsum text. I like the idea of Duckduckgo, but I never use it, because it never seems to find what I'm looking for; yes, Google knows that I've visited http://www.howtomakeenemiesonwebsites.com 743 times, but at least it comes up with the goods. What exactly were you looking for?
    Last edited by Etaoin Shrdlu, Jun 17, 2019
  3. Lotusbridge Member

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    I was looking for translation optons for
    Ex cupiditate.

    May I ask what lorem ipsum text is?
    Last edited by Lotusbridge, Jun 17, 2019
  4. Hemo Rusticus Tom Bombadillo

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    I may've mentioned this somewhere else on the forum, but I distinctly remember that, probably around 7 years ago, if you put 'gnothi' in Google translate English > Spanish, the resulting Spanish would've been 'seauton' (neither of which words are English or Spanish at all, but the transliterated Greek γνῶθι σεαυτόν 'know thyself'). I found it totally by accident, and it didn't work when translating any other way (i.e. to/from any other combination of languages). I now see that it doesn't work, as I just tried it.

    Exceedingly weird...
  5. Hemo Rusticus Tom Bombadillo

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    It's nonsense, a dummy text derived from Cicero. Wiki article here
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  6. Lotusbridge Member

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    Got it - thx
  7. Bitmap Civis Illustris

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    Cygnea, Gena

    That website doesn't work for me.
  8. Hemo Rusticus Tom Bombadillo

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    Think she's joking. A hypothetical example.
  9. Etaoin Shrdlu Civis Illustris

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    Yes, and in originally editing for a typo that made it less plausible I introduced one that should have made it even less plausible.
  10. Bitmap Civis Illustris

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    Cygnea, Gena

    That's mean. She knows damn well I click every single link I'm presented with.
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  11. Gregorius Textor Active Member

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    Ohio, midwestern U.S.A.
    Startpage.com, another privacy-respecting search engine for those who do not like to use Google (directly), search for "ex cupiditate" finds a number of actual Latin texts.

    If by that you mean possible translations of the phrase "ex cupiditate", the 6th result in the Startpage search, "Shelves and Selves", has something for you on p. 47.
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