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Making Bard a comedy of errors

By Nuala McKeever

How different the world of writing would've been if smart phone technology had been around before now.

You know the situation – you're having a humdinger of a text argument and you fire off a real zinger to the other person, only to discover, after sending, that predictive text transformed your gem into gibberish: "Yeah, well, if you weren't so gmmmtfffdrp, I could water my own fleabird! So there!"

 Hmm... kinda takes the wind out of your righteous sails. Shakespeare might not be so revered if Hamlet had been written in predictive text: "To be or not to bendy, that is the questionnaire."

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