Could someone please help to transtale "Elit Scelerisque Mauris Pellentesque Pulvinar" to English?

Many thanks and best regards, Phuong

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    – Joonas Ilmavirta
    Nov 5, 2019 at 8:13
  • Many thanks, Joonas Ilmavirta. I really appreciate your kind regard. Actually I have no idea about the context of this phrase. It was sent out/shared about a colleague as a sort of challenge. Nov 5, 2019 at 8:36
  • Pulvinar is a significant couch, either a wedding couch or a shelf for statues at a feast. Mauris is a personal name which may be connected to the Moors, Mauritius, mulberries. Scelus is a crime, sceleris crimes, or of a crime. Pellens means driving, herding.
    – Hugh
    Nov 5, 2019 at 11:34
  • Feeding Lorem ipsum into the search box in the top margin leads to an earlier discussion on this topic.
    – Hugh
    Nov 5, 2019 at 13:06

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"Lorem ipsum" is the name for a class of text used by printers and book designers to facilitate the layout of a Page. The fact that it has no meaning helps focus attention on, say, margins and the weight of the type chosen for headings and footnotes. Printers believe that it comes from a speech by Cicero; but if so it has been so hacked about and reassembled as to have no meaning and little connection.

This particular example comes, I think, from freeonlinetools24.com › blog › the-handy-lorem-ipsum-... but the single Transposition of "Elit" rescues it from plagiarism.

Est ultricies integer quis auctor elit sed vulputate mi sit. Tristique senectus et netus et malesuada fames ac. Gravida arcu ac tortor dignissim convallis. Augue ut lectus arcu bibendum at. Commodo ullamcorper a lacus vestibulum sed. Vulputate eu scelerisque felis imperdiet proin fermentum leo vel orci. Diam maecenas sed enim ut sem. Velit sed ullamcorper morbi tincidunt ornare. Scelerisque mauris pellentesque pulvinar pellentesque habitant morbi tristique senectus. Adipiscing elit pellentesque habitant morbi tristique senectus. Nisi quis eleifend quam adipiscing. Pretium viverra suspendisse potenti nullam ac tortor. A arcu cursus vitae congue mauris rhoncus aenean.

It is particularly useful when an illustration is floated into a body of text.

Correction: Here is a good concise piece on Lorem ipsum from 'Open Culture.'

  • Dear Hugh, Many thanks for your informative and detail reply. I really appreciate your kind regards. Best. Nov 6, 2019 at 1:58
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