Ipsum Dolor

Y’all have probably all seen ad copy in which text content is represented by a string of nonsense words that go something like “Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet…” it isn’t just random stuff, it’s always the SAME boilerplate nonsense words!

Where did it originate, and when? Is there someone wandering around the advertising world passing out floppy disks that contain the ipsum dolor document? [I looked online briefly, but most hits were for online ad copy that uses it as described above, rather than explanations for its origin]

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Geez, twice in one week. Sounds like this is what you’re looking for. http://www.straightdope.com/ubb/Forum3/HTML/001547.html