The History of Lorem Ipsum (How We Got Here)

Many people believe that Lorem Ipsum is either Latin or Greek. Graphic designers believe that these people to be idiots.

They believe that Lorem Ipsum is simply filler text used in design so that the client doesn’t get hung up on the words.

Nothing could be further from the truth.

Lorem ipsum is a dead language that designers originally used to communicate with the muses.

True story. Look it up on wikipedia.

In the 1960’s, shortly after the Apollo moon landing woke up the muses after a long lunar sleep, lorem ipsum made a big comeback and even got a hip new name: lipsum.

However, as lipsum gained in popularity it splintered like a poorly formed super group. Soon there was Samuel L. Ipsum, Bacon Ipsum and even Hipster Ipsum, each focusing on just one of the muses.

Not long after one of the muses was infected a strange virus and she gained a taste for human flesh. Necromancers then created a new language to speak to the undead muse, and they called it zombie ipsum.

True story.


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  • You should do a wikepedia article to support this lol

  • Guest

    I can tell lore ipsum from Latin because I have learned that dead language at school, how about you? Because somebody told you. Calling people idiots for not knowing it is Nerd bullshit.

  • Anonymous

    Hi Guys,

    At the moment I am finishing a stack for RapidWeaver that makes it possible to easily insert filler text. The stack has several option for filler text built in (classic lorem ipsum, Veggie Ipsum, Tuna Ipsum, Bacon Ipsum, etc.), and I would love to offer Zombie Ipsum as well.

    Would that be ok? If so, can I have the list with words used from you?

    Of course you will have the credits, both on the product page as in the script. If you have special wishes/demands for that, just let me know.

    Kind regards,

    PS the product page is still very much a work in progress, so don’t mind the typos, wrong links in the sidebar, etc.