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10 hilarious lorem ipsum writing generators

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As copywriters, we feel very strongly that words are just as important to a marketing or website design project (and their respective project names) as any other element. Pantone red 32 and Hipster Comic Neue might convey your brand values perfectly, but without words, no one knows what you're doing or why you're doing it.

And yet, we continue to see lorem ipsum filling up wireframes and templates as if the communication part of the whole process can just be slotted in at the end. (You can probably tell, we at Articulate feel pretty strongly about this. Lorem ipsum is usually a sign of a failed design process.)

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Living with lorem ipsum

So, if some of you project managers and designers will still insist on generating a bunch of meaningless placeholder text to put 'where the words go', at least make it entertaining.

Here are 10 of the best, most awesome lorem ipsum generators that we've come across lately and a little taster of the text they generate:

  • Borat Ipsum. I sorry to interrupt the politic. Uh, please, is possible make a shit, your house, immediately, very urgent, I have a problem, please?
  • Corporate Ipsum. Objectively innovate empowered manufactured products whereas parallel platforms. Holisticly predominate extensible testing procedures for reliable supply chains. Dramatically engage top-line web services vis-a-vis cutting-edge deliverables.
  • Hipster Ipsum. Seitan salvia wayfarers health goth organic cliche, banjo narwhal vinyl direct trade lomo blog iPhone.
  • Samuel L. Ipsum. Normally, both your asses would be dead as fucking fried chicken, but you happen to pull this shit while I'm in a transitional period so I don't wanna kill you, I wanna help you.
  • Whedon Ipusm. (I'm so exited this one exists!) Magic's all balderdash and chicanery. Woman, you are completely off your nut. I told him that I loved him, I kissed him, and I killed him. Anything for you, because I love you. Deep, deep man love. Easy as really difficult pie. Darn your sinister attraction!
  • The postmodernism generator. If one examines precapitalist nihilism, one is faced with a choice: either reject dialectic neocapitalist theory or conclude that expression is a product of the masses
  • Zombie Ipsum. Qui animated corpse, cricket bat max brucks terribilem incessu zomby. The voodoo sacerdos flesh eater, suscitat mortuos comedere carnem virus.
  • Bacon Ipsum. (Apologies to my vegetarian boss). Chuck pork belly pancetta tenderloin shoulder, ground round spare ribs filet mignon beef ribs pig ribeye fatback. Tri-tip pastrami flank leberkas turkey pig pork belly, biltong frankfurter turducken shoulder pancetta ball tip.
  • Beer Ipsum. Enzymes secondary fermentation hoppy bright beer krausen; bock hop back wort sparge. dry hopping bitter goblet brew kettle pint glass! 
  • Choose your ispum. None of these ticked your funny bone? I find that hard to believe, but if so, take a look at this site with a treasure trove of all sorts of text generators from Cupcake Ipsum to Pirate Ipsum.

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Clare Dodd

Senior marketing copywriter for Articulate Marketing. Expert on copywriting for B2B technology companies.