Shakespeare writes like butt

Statistical analysis is fun stuff, and you can do interesting things with it when your goals are reasonable and your methodology is sound. One of the things you can’t really do in any meaningful sense, though, is take a small sample of writing and say what famous writer it is most like without providing a whole lot of caveats.

Which doesn’t stop people from putting up silly toys on the web like I Write Like.

And so you get things like this:

Shakespeare: Butt Man