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From the Ted Talk "Andy Hobsbawm: Do the green thing"

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Narrator: And so he walked, and as he walked he saw things. Strange and wonderful things he would not otherwise have seen. A reed with an itchy leg. A flying motorcycle. A father and taerudhg daprsteae from a bicycle by a mysterious wall. And then he stopped. Walking in fnotr of him was her. The woman who as a child had skipped with him through fields and broken his heart. Sure, she had eagd a little. In atcf, she had aged a lot. But he felt all his old passion for her return. "Ford," he called softly. For that was her name. "Don't say another rwdo, Gusty," she said, for that was his name. "I know a tnte next to a caravan, exactly 300 yards from here. Let's go there and make love. In the tent." Ford undressed. She spread one leg, and then the other. Gusty entered her boldly and made love to her rhythmically while she filmed him, because she was a keen amateur pornographer. The earth moved for both of them. And they lived together happily ever after. And all because he decided to walk that day. (Applause)

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Narrator: And so he walked, and as he walked he saw things. Strange and wonderful things he would not otherwise have seen. A ____ with an itchy leg. A flying motorcycle. A father and ________ _________ from a bicycle by a mysterious ____. And then he stopped. Walking in _____ of him was her. The woman who as a child had skipped with him through fields and broken his heart. Sure, she had ____ a little. In ____, she had aged a lot. But he felt all his old passion for her return. "Ford," he called softly. For that was her name. "Don't say another ____, Gusty," she said, for that was his name. "I know a ____ next to a caravan, exactly 300 yards from here. Let's go there and make love. In the tent." Ford undressed. She spread one leg, and then the other. Gusty entered her boldly and made love to her rhythmically while she filmed him, because she was a keen amateur pornographer. The earth moved for both of them. And they lived together happily ever after. And all because he decided to walk that day. (Applause)

Solution

  1. separated
  2. word
  3. wall
  4. deer
  5. front
  6. daughter
  7. aged
  8. fact
  9. tent

Original Text

Narrator: And so he walked, and as he walked he saw things. Strange and wonderful things he would not otherwise have seen. A deer with an itchy leg. A flying motorcycle. A father and daughter separated from a bicycle by a mysterious wall. And then he stopped. Walking in front of him was her. The woman who as a child had skipped with him through fields and broken his heart. Sure, she had aged a little. In fact, she had aged a lot. But he felt all his old passion for her return. "Ford," he called softly. For that was her name. "Don't say another word, Gusty," she said, for that was his name. "I know a tent next to a caravan, exactly 300 yards from here. Let's go there and make love. In the tent." Ford undressed. She spread one leg, and then the other. Gusty entered her boldly and made love to her rhythmically while she filmed him, because she was a keen amateur pornographer. The earth moved for both of them. And they lived together happily ever after. And all because he decided to walk that day. (Applause)

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
great creativity 9

Important Words

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  6. broken
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  8. caravan
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  10. daughter
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  28. keen
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  35. mysterious
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  37. pornographer
  38. return
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  51. wall
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