Nicholas Giovinco

[geō-VEEN-koh]

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Lorem Ipsum

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lorem_ipsum

I was always curious why this jibberish shows up on template forms.  It's in interesting little story for anyone interested.  This phrase, in a round about way, translates to "the pain itself".  Although not intended literally, it is a cool coincidence. (if it IS a coincidence)

Even though using "lorem ipsum" often arouses curiosity because of its resemblance to classical Latin, it is not intended to have meaning. Where text is visible in a document, people tend to focus on the textual content rather than upon overall presentation, so publishers use lorem ipsum when displaying a typeface or design elements and page layout in order to direct the focus to the publication style and not the meaning of the text.[2]

Ironic it seems, but isn't this what most blogs and reviews have to say anyways?  Just semi-meaninful text as placeholder?