Why do web templates always use orem ipsum dolor sit amet etc?

@shelagh77 (3643)
March 18, 2008 8:35am CST
I use a lot of web templates and there is always this orem ipsum dolor sit amet, etc, a lot of it. WHY do they do that, and what on earth does it mean? Is it some standard thing they put on? I can't see why a nice little poem or something wouldn't work just as well. Does anyone know about this please?
3 responses
@raydene (9874)
• United States
20 Mar 08
Hi Doll I really don't have an idea to the meaning of it. I hope someone here will have an answer for you. xoxoxoxoxoxxo
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
18 Mar 08
well as you know I really dont know dont hink I have ever used a template hugs hope ya find out!
@mishastar (738)
• United States
18 Mar 08
I think the language is latin and I see it all the time for any default template, either it before a webpage or offline write tools (microsoft temps). I think it's easier to fill up space with that and it's a universal language.