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50 famous quotes as told by Apple's QuickType keyboard

Lucy in the sky with my mom is the best

We wasted little time once iOS 8 launched before we started deliberately trying to break Apple's new QuickType feature, and XKCD took things a step further with today's cartoon. That idea inspired us to test just how good the iPhone can be at butchering other famous phrases, quotes, and lyrics.

Could one of the best phones ever be as eloquent as John F. Kennedy Jr., or as lyrically smooth as Cee-Lo Green? Before long, each attempt wound up in a pattern of the same suggested pronouns and prepositions. But the beautiful incoherence of trying to make a word-suggestion software assemble actual phrases led to some wonderfully strange results.

A few lessons learned: QuickType is fond of suggesting something is the "best," can often get stuck in a loop of temporal suggestions (day, week, year) and loves talking about my mom. (Bold is what was typed, the rest is all QuickType's fault).

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Four score and seven years ago, and I don't think that I have a great way for a few weeks of a sudden it was the best of the day before I get a follow back.

We the people, including a bit more of the year and I don't know how much you mean to you in a while ago but the fact I can see it as an excuse for the next few weeks of a sudden it is not the same thing to say.

Today I consider myself the luckiest man in the morning is a good time with the best of the best way of the best thing to say it was the best thing.

That's one small step for man, one giant leap for a few weeks of a sudden it is not the same thing to say it is not the same thing to say. The only thing that would have to go back and I don't know how, I don't know how much you mean to you in a few days.

The future belongs to those who believe that this would have a great way to get my nails done.

The truth is always the strongest argument for a while ago but the fact is that it was not immediately clear.

I have a dream that my mom just called me and I have to go.

Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for the next two days of school.

We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are not in my head and the rest of the best of luck with the same thing over and over again.

In the beginning God created the first place I can see.

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I - I took it out of my favorite part of the day I don't think I can see it as an excuse for the next few weeks of a new phone case.

I think, therefore I will never get tired and hungry.

If you're offered a seat on a rocket ship, don't you think you should have a lot of fun with it?

A penny saved is a penny for your birthday.

An apple a day keeps getting worse and worse for me.

There is nothing to fear but the first place I want you.

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I'm Rick James, who is this?

Clear eyes, full hearts, and I love you.

There's no place like this.

Frankly, my dear, I don't give a flying start.


Do or do not, there is no reason for this.

Mama always said life was like a baby.

Houston, we have a great way to the point of view.

You had me at hello my name is not a bad mood.

Say 'hello' to my little sister.

Why don't you come up and see me at the end of this month?

I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to get my money back!

Love means never having to pay for the rest of your life.

I ate his liver with some friends and family.

I want to go to there to do it again in the morning.

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I see you driving 'round town with the girl I love, and I'm like: "we have a great day for a long way in hell."

And in the end, the love you take is equal to the gym today.

I ain't saying she's a gold-digger, but she ain't messin' with no problems and a half.

New York, concrete jungle where dreams come true.

I would walk 500 miles away from my iPhone.

I smell sex and candy crush is the best.

I get knocked down, but I get up again and it will take a nap before I get my hair done.

New Kids on the Block had a bunch of hits, Chinese food makes me feel like I'm not sure if you want to be able to get my money.

Who are you? Who? Who? Who? Who was a great way of the day I don't think that the best of luck with the same time as the first half of the best thing to say.

Closing time, one last call for alcohol so finish your homework and studying for this year is going to be the best.

I wish you would step back from that point of view is that it was the first place in my life I love you.

Lucy in the sky with my mom is the best.

I like big butts and I cannot believe that I don't have the right to get the best of luck to my mom.

I've been kissed by a rose on the phone and the other hand is not a fan.

H to the izzo, V to the best way.

I came in like a wrecking balls in my head hurts.

Oh, girls just wanna have fun with the same thing over and over again.

Sorry I'm not home right now I'm walking through a spider web so I don't know if I could go to sleep now goodnight.

Who let the dogs out woof.