Weird Latin

Ken   Mon Sep 17, 2007 9:09 pm GMT
This is a Latin text I found on a website. It's a little bit funny. Can someone provide a translation and an explanation to what sort of Latin it is?

«Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, ligula suspendisse nulla pretium, rhoncus tempor placerat fermentum, enim integer ad vestibulum volutpat. Nisl rhoncus turpis est, vel elit, congue wisi enim nunc ultricies sit, magna tincidunt. Maecenas aliquam maecenas ligula nostra, accumsan taciti.»
guest   Mon Sep 17, 2007 9:11 pm GMT

That's not Latin (although it's meant to "look" like Latin...)

Those words don't mean anything...they're totally made up

My university professor got me on that too hehe
Guest   Mon Sep 17, 2007 9:18 pm GMT
English translation

Cicero's original text: "…neque porro quisquam est, qui dolorem ipsum quia dolor sit amet, consectetur, adipisci velit, sed quia non numquam eius modi tempora incidunt ut labore et dolore magnam aliquam quaerat voluptatem. Ut enim ad minima veniam, quis nostrum exercitationem ullam corporis suscipit laboriosam, nisi ut aliquid ex ea commodi consequatur? Quis autem vel eum iure reprehenderit qui in ea voluptate velit esse quam nihil molestiae consequatur, vel illum qui dolorem eum fugiat quo voluptas nulla pariatur?"

H. Rackham's 1914 translation: "Nor again is there anyone who loves or pursues or desires to obtain pain of itself, because it is pain, but because occasionally circumstances occur in which toil and pain can procure him some great pleasure. To take a trivial example, which of us ever undertakes laborious physical exercise, except to obtain some advantage from it? But who has any right to find fault with a man who chooses to enjoy a pleasure that has no annoying consequences, or one who avoids a pain that produces no resultant pleasure?"
furrykef   Mon Sep 17, 2007 9:45 pm GMT
This page has everything you could possibly want to know about this text:
TheYoungOne84   Mon Oct 01, 2007 8:27 pm GMT
This text appears on a webpage I built using Apple's iWeb 06 program. No idea what it means or why it's there. I think it was supposed to inspire me to write something about the page i built.

furrykef   Tue Oct 02, 2007 2:29 am GMT
<< No idea what it means or why it's there. >>

You'd have the answer to that question if you'd checked out the link I posted. ;)

- Kef