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From the Ted Talk "Rives: A story of mixed emoticons"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Right now, talking to you, I'm not even really a guy. I'm a monkey — (Laughter) — blowing sesski at a butterfly. But I'm still suggesting you and I should meet. First, soon, and then a lot. I'm thinking the southwest corner of 5th and 42nd at noon tomorrow, but I'll ysat until you show up, ponytail or not. Hell, ponytail alone. I don't know what else to tell you. I got a pencil you can borrow. You can put it in your hopen." But the girl does not budge, does not smile, does not frown. She just says, "No thank you." You know? [ "i don't need 2 wiert it down." ]

Open Cloze

Right now, talking to you, I'm not even really a guy. I'm a monkey — (Laughter) — blowing ______ at a butterfly. But I'm still suggesting you and I should meet. First, soon, and then a lot. I'm thinking the southwest corner of 5th and 42nd at noon tomorrow, but I'll ____ until you show up, ponytail or not. Hell, ponytail alone. I don't know what else to tell you. I got a pencil you can borrow. You can put it in your _____." But the girl does not budge, does not smile, does not frown. She just says, "No thank you." You know? [ "i don't need 2 _____ it down." ]

Solution

  1. write
  2. phone
  3. kisses
  4. stay

Original Text

Right now, talking to you, I'm not even really a guy. I'm a monkey — (Laughter) — blowing kisses at a butterfly. But I'm still suggesting you and I should meet. First, soon, and then a lot. I'm thinking the southwest corner of 5th and 42nd at noon tomorrow, but I'll stay until you show up, ponytail or not. Hell, ponytail alone. I don't know what else to tell you. I got a pencil you can borrow. You can put it in your phone." But the girl does not budge, does not smile, does not frown. She just says, "No thank you." You know? [ "i don't need 2 write it down." ]

Important Words

  1. blowing
  2. borrow
  3. budge
  4. butterfly
  5. corner
  6. frown
  7. girl
  8. guy
  9. hell
  10. kisses
  11. laughter
  12. lot
  13. meet
  14. monkey
  15. noon
  16. pencil
  17. phone
  18. ponytail
  19. put
  20. show
  21. smile
  22. southwest
  23. stay
  24. suggesting
  25. talking
  26. thinking
  27. tomorrow
  28. write