shakespeakHave you ever wondered what it would be like to be able to write in old English similar to the style of the great bard, William Shakespeare? If you have been wondering, you might be interested to learn that the folks at SwiftKey have recently released an app called ShakeSpeak. This is similar to SwiftKey’s predictive keyboard, except that it will let you type in old English and sound mighty sophisticated.


According to SwiftKey, “Our research revealed some of the playwright’s most popular words and phrases, but what can you do to type like the Bard? Get ‘thou, thee, and thy-ing’. It’s true – the ‘thou, thee, thy’ cultural stereotype is there for a reason, with these three among the top words he used the most compared to the average modern English speaker*. Start your sentence with ‘Ha!’ Or an ‘O!’ Or a ‘What ho!’ for an authentic Shakespearean feel.”

The app was released as part of the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare and unfortunately the app is only available for Android devices. For those who are interested in checking it out, you can download it from the Google Play Store for free. The app is also only available for a limited time so you might want to move fast before time runs out.

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