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What is Lorem Ipsum?
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Why do we use it?
It is a long established fact that a reader will be distracted by the readable content of a page when looking at its layout. The point of using Lorem Ipsum is that it has a more-or-less normal distribution of letters, as opposed to using 'Content here, content here', making it look like readable English. Many desktop publishing packages and web page editors now use Lorem Ipsum as their default model text, and a search for 'lorem ipsum' will uncover many web sites still in their infancy. Various versions have evolved over the years, sometimes by accident, sometimes on purpose (injected humour and the like).

Where can I get some?
There are many variations of passages of Lorem Ipsum available, but the majority have suffered alteration in some form, by injected humour, or randomised words which don't look even slightly believable. If you are going to use a passage of Lorem Ipsum, you need to be sure there isn't anything embarrassing hidden in the middle of text. All the Lorem Ipsum generators on the Internet tend to repeat predefined chunks as necessary, making this the first true generator on the Internet. It uses a dictionary of over 200 Latin words, combined with a handful of model sentence structures, to generate Lorem Ipsum which looks reasonable. The generated Lorem Ipsum is therefore always free from repetition, injected humour, or non-characteristic words etc.

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February 3, 2017

Rooting Out Rupert

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples highlights an especially unpleasant individual – Meet Rupert James, a ‘man’ with a hatred for Gina Miller and what he calls ‘Kaffir Boys’   Aside from being a typical example of an angry old man, Rupert James is someone who takes to social media to abuse others. To him, Gina Miller is a … Continue reading “Rooting Out Rupert”

May 31, 2013

Frankie’s back

by Matthew Steeples

Frankie Dettori returns to racing   Frankie Dettori’s back. This afternoon the racing legend will ride Beatrice Aurore, owned by ABBA’s Benny Andersson, in the Princess Elizabeth Stakes at Epsom.  

March 16, 2013

Out of their class

by Matthew Steeples

Mid Devon District Council ban the use of apostrophes in street signage   First, Waterstone’s announced that they’d be ditching the apostrophe in their name to become Waterstones and now Mid Devon District Council are embarking on the same ludicrous course of action with regard to street signs.   Stating that they wish to “reduce … Continue reading “Out of their class”

March 7, 2013

David Pun

by Matthew Steeples

Some websites list him as the “buying director” of Harvey Nichols but their official website curiously fails to include him. This bow tie wearer is often to be found at parties in London but on many an occasion organisers have expressed surprise as to how he got in. There’s even a Twitter account in his … Continue reading “David Pun”

August 15, 2012

A load of old bull

by Matthew Steeples

This week’s article about a viral video where a bunch of crazy folk were attacked by a bull has attracted a number of letters. If you didn’t see the original article, go to:   http://thesteepletimes.com/the-fog/video-of-the-week-a-load-of-old-bull/   SIR – Treating bulls in this manner should be banned. These people got what they deserved. I wish the … Continue reading “A load of old bull”

June 15, 2012

Martha Payne

by Matthew Steeples

A fearless child who set about improving school meals by posting photographs and rating the junk she was fed. Her blog, NeverSeconds, became an internet sensation and even Jamie Oliver backed her. Subsequently, bureaucrats at Argyll and Bute Council banned her from taking photographs but all that did was make her more famous. Good for … Continue reading “Martha Payne”

May 25, 2012

The Rt. Hon. Theresa May MP

by Matthew Steeples

She called the Conservative Party the “Nasty Party” in a speech in 2002 and now makes for a pretty nasty Home Secretary herself. Gaffe prone May failed to appeal to the police in May 2012 when they heckled her at the Police Federation conference and was too busy hosting a party with Lady Meyer later … Continue reading “The Rt. Hon. Theresa May MP”