The Queen’s English app
I hope everyone is enjoying the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee weekend! Have you had your fill of street parties, Pimms, and the BBC’s horrible coverage of the events? Maybe you can celebrate in a different way… with some Royal style communication.
There is a new app for Android which converts your texts, emails and tweets to the Queen’s English. It’s called the Queen’s English, in case you were wondering. The language module, which works by processing known speech and then creating a database of words that the Queen might say, was built by British company SwiftKey. The research has unveiled some common occurrences in the Queen’s speech, which includes the avoidance of contractions and her tendency to maintain a positive tone.
The app is currently free for a one month trial.