An Android Merry Christmas

Here’s a bit of Christmas fun from a few years ago. The Google Nexus 7 tablet may have been around for a while. But from the start we noticed its habit of giving us three words it thinks will go nicely after the one we’ve just written – much like Google’s web search predicts what you’re looking for while you type.

Only it doesn’t always come up with things anyone would ever say.

We got:

A rolling stone gathers no longer.


When life gives you lemons, make sure.

So we thought we’d have a bit of fun by trying it out on some Christmas carols. We chose from the three options it gave us – and here’s what we got.

Once in Royal David’s City

Once in Royal David’s bridal

Stood a lowly cattle guards

Where a mother laid back

In a manger for his own personal email

Mary was this message

Jesus Christ her little more information contained herein

(We haven’t made a single word of this up, by the way. These were all word options on Android.) Here are some more..

Joy to the world

Joy to the world cup sugar

The Lord is not sure

Let earth receive this message

Let every heart prepare for the sender

And heaven and nature please notify me

Deck the Halls

Deck the halls with boughs of my resume

Fa la la la la large version of this

Away in a Manger

Away in a manger no crib for a few days

The little lord Jesus lay down his own personal information

(And one final corker…)

Hark the Herald

Hark the herald tribune reporter

Glory to the new York city

Peace in earth and mercy on Tuesday

God and sinners in this message

Joyful all ye nations rise

Join the triumph of the first thing is the intended recipient please notify us to be able to do you

Hark the herald tribune reporter

Glory to the new York city


Too random to believe? If you have an Android try it for yourself. And do let us know what it comes up with…

Merry Christmas, from all of us at Afia.