Using the Word Suggestion Bar to Pass Time


Brennan Galvin

A screen capture of the Google Gboard

The suggestion bar at the top of your keyboard on your phone can be useful when finding the right words to type, but using it randomly can also create fun, little sentences. 

To do this, tap any text box to bring up the keyboard. Next, tap on the first suggested word you would like to start with. Keep tapping the next suggestion that you feel makes the most sense in the sentence. Stop whenever you feel the sentence is complete and read it. Using this effectively can get you sentences that are either wacky, or actually make somewhat sense.

Here are some examples:

“The only thing I can think of is a good idea to have.”

“I am not sure how to get to the bottom of the fallout shelter in place of the fallout shelter.”

“I am the only person?”

Try combining multiple sentences and see what you can come up with. It’s not recommended that you send any of these messages, but if you decide to, the reaction could be priceless. For more time to pass, make more sentences or longer sentences:

“The suggestion of a trump presidency meeting with you on Monday and Wednesday of next week. I don’t remember what you said about this and I will be there at the same time.”

This fun feature can be used to create some wacky sentences. While this is not exactly useful in some sense, it can be a fun way to pass the time.