S’Greek to Me

Lorem Ipsum is that nonsense copy that you use for filler when designing pages and books. Greek text, it’s sometimes called.  According to lipsum.com,

Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry’s standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book.

Here’s the standard example:

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua…

You couldn’t call is bad writing. It certainly isn’t good. Maybe it’s medioker. I think not. But then I saw my first Hipster Ipsum.

Put a bird on it wolf iceland polaroid yuccie beard vinyl kickstarter scenester irony heirloom. 90’s etsy crucifix, ethical kitsch activated charcoal gluten-free fanny pack art party synth green juice subway tile. Cronut unicorn retro everyday carry woke. Cold-pressed cardigan asymmetrical church-key authentic palo santo. Bitters cliche unicorn intelligentsia chia shaman cronut 8-bit hell of. Live-edge XOXO occupy mixtape, cliche truffaut salvia helvetica pop-up bushwick you probably haven’t heard of them poutine.

Whoa. I was hooked at “Put a bird on it.” This paragraph would be seriously medioker, if only it was intentional.

They call it Hipster Ipsim — “Artisanal filler text for your project” Worth a bookmark. himsum.co.

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