What happens when a community of writers, developers, and artists get together to create something strange and wonderful?
Botnik is described as “augmented content creation” and one of its most hilarious algorithms is the Predictive Keyboard. Taking a chapter from J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, a group of clever clogs at Botnik have re-written it using the predictive bot… Be warned: this reimagining will make you either laugh or cry, Potterheads!
If that made you giggle, or you are intrigued by what else they have to offer go and visit them at their website. There is even a chance to use the bots too!
What would Austen look like when ran through the Predictive Text Bot? Or Shakespeare?
Go and try your hand at it now!
We have all been there, right? When we are unable to remember how to spell a word and have to take a massive guess… Sometimes it works out- often it does not.
Here are 10 examples of when “Just spell it how it sounds” is actually terrible advice.
As a Welsh person I am well aware of this phenomenon, especially as we use so much incidental Welsh in our speech. That’s a whole different language but around the UK different regions also have their own variations on regional words.
Bruce Worden’s Facebook page Homophones, Weakly explores the wonder that is the English language in all its confusing glory. His clever illustrations show the difference between the words in a visual way- helping any of us still struggling with there/their/they’re, among others.
“The problem with defending the purity of the English language is that English is about as pure as a cribhouse whore. We don’t just borrow words; on occasion, English has pursued other languages down alleyways to beat them unconscious and rifle their pockets for new vocabulary.”
~James D. Nicoll~