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From the Ted Talk "Stew: "Black Men Ski""

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Has anyone ever been to Aspen, Colorado? It's not a jkeo yet; those aren't the jokes. Is this thing off? I went to snepa recently and stumbled into this song. ♫ Black men go to Aspen ♫. ♫ and ernt colorful chalets. ♫. ♫ Giggle at the questions ♫. ♫ their mere presence seems to raise. ♫. ♫ Get taken for men ♫. ♫ we don't resemble in the least. ♫. "Are you ... ?" "No.". ♫ It's a ntwier wonderland ♫. ♫ in the belly of the btsae. ♫. ♫ And black men ski. ♫. ♫ Black men ski. ♫.

Open Cloze

Has anyone ever been to Aspen, Colorado? It's not a ____ yet; those aren't the jokes. Is this thing off? I went to _____ recently and stumbled into this song. ♫ Black men go to Aspen ♫. ♫ and ____ colorful chalets. ♫. ♫ Giggle at the questions ♫. ♫ their mere presence seems to raise. ♫. ♫ Get taken for men ♫. ♫ we don't resemble in the least. ♫. "Are you ... ?" "No.". ♫ It's a ______ wonderland ♫. ♫ in the belly of the _____. ♫. ♫ And black men ski. ♫. ♫ Black men ski. ♫.

Solution

  1. beast
  2. joke
  3. aspen
  4. rent
  5. winter

Original Text

Has anyone ever been to Aspen, Colorado? It's not a joke yet; those aren't the jokes. Is this thing off? I went to Aspen recently and stumbled into this song. ♫ Black men go to Aspen ♫. ♫ and rent colorful chalets. ♫. ♫ Giggle at the questions ♫. ♫ their mere presence seems to raise. ♫. ♫ Get taken for men ♫. ♫ we don't resemble in the least. ♫. "Are you ... ?" "No.". ♫ It's a winter wonderland ♫. ♫ in the belly of the beast. ♫. ♫ And black men ski. ♫. ♫ Black men ski. ♫.

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
black men 17
men ski 14

ngrams of length 3

collocation frequency
black men ski 14

Important Words

  1. aspen
  2. beast
  3. belly
  4. black
  5. chalets
  6. colorado
  7. colorful
  8. giggle
  9. joke
  10. jokes
  11. men
  12. mere
  13. presence
  14. questions
  15. raise
  16. rent
  17. resemble
  18. ski
  19. song
  20. stumbled
  21. winter
  22. wonderland