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新型应用可使你的短信赋予莎士比亚风格

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A new app which adds a Shakespearean touch to your text messaging, has been launched lately to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the Bard's death and as part of a tourism drive for the capital, called 'Fans of London'.
 
为了纪念诗人莎士比亚逝世400周年,近日推出了一款新型应用,可以给你的短信赋予莎士比亚的风格,这也是英国首都举办“伦敦粉丝”活动促进旅游业发展的一项举措。
 
Working with VisitLondon.com, the official visitor guide for the capital, ShakeSpeak has been developed by software company SwiftKey, best known for their language prediction app. By analysing the Complete Works of Shakespeare they developed an app that helps turn your text messages into Shakespearean prose1 by predicting the playwright's best known phrases.
 
Swiftkey's app, which is available to download free of charge, allows you to simply type the first word or two of a famous Shakespearean quote and the technology will do the rest. For example:
 
To be or not to be, that is the question
That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet
All the world's a stage and all the men and women merely players
 
And in order to make your text messages as authentic2 as the Bard's language, Swiftkey's analysis of the Complete Works of Shakespeare recommends using 'Thou', 'thee' and 'thy' in your text messages, as these three words are among the most frequent Shakespeare uses compared to how we speak today.
 
The launch of the ShakeSpeak app is part of the Fans of London tourism campaign from VisitLondon.com, which is supported by the GREAT Britain Campaign, British Airways3 and Hilton. Fans of London celebrates the blockbuster events taking place across the capital this year, including the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's legacy4, and the first ever exhibition on the Rolling Stones, EXHIBITIONISM.



  
1 prose     
adj.散文的;n.散文
参考例句:
  • His writings include poetry and prose.他的作品包括诗和散文。
  • He has a taste for purple prose.他喜欢风格华丽的散文。


  • 2 authentic     
    a.真的,真正的;可靠的,可信的,有根据的
    参考例句:
  • This is an authentic news report. We can depend on it. 这是篇可靠的新闻报道, 我们相信它。
  • Autumn is also the authentic season of renewal. 秋天才是真正的除旧布新的季节


  • 3 AIRWAYS     
    航空公司
    参考例句:
  • The giant jets that increasingly dominate the world's airways. 越来越称雄于世界航线的巨型喷气机。
  • At one point the company bought from Nippon Airways a 727 jet. 有一次公司从日本航空公司买了一架727型喷气机。


  • 4 legacy     
    n.遗产,遗赠;先人(或过去)留下的东西
    参考例句:
  • They are the most precious cultural legacy our forefathers left.它们是我们祖先留下来的最宝贵的文化遗产。
  • He thinks the legacy is a gift from the Gods.他认为这笔遗产是天赐之物。



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