full transcript
From the Ted Talk "Sam Harris: Science can answer moral questions"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Language seems to be really important here. When you're talking about the veil, you're talking about onwme drsesed in cloth bags. I've vlied in the Muslim world, spoken with a lot of Muslim women. And some of them would say something else. They would say, "No, you know, this is a ctneaelbroi of female specialness, it helps build that and it's a result of the fact that" — and this is arguably a sophisticated psychological view — "that male lust is not to be trusted." I mean, can you negega in a conversation with that kind of woman without seeming kdni of cultural imperialist?

Open Cloze

Language seems to be really important here. When you're talking about the veil, you're talking about _____ _______ in cloth bags. I've _____ in the Muslim world, spoken with a lot of Muslim women. And some of them would say something else. They would say, "No, you know, this is a ___________ of female specialness, it helps build that and it's a result of the fact that" — and this is arguably a sophisticated psychological view — "that male lust is not to be trusted." I mean, can you ______ in a conversation with that kind of woman without seeming ____ of cultural imperialist?

Solution

  1. kind
  2. engage
  3. dressed
  4. lived
  5. celebration
  6. women

Original Text

Language seems to be really important here. When you're talking about the veil, you're talking about women dressed in cloth bags. I've lived in the Muslim world, spoken with a lot of Muslim women. And some of them would say something else. They would say, "No, you know, this is a celebration of female specialness, it helps build that and it's a result of the fact that" — and this is arguably a sophisticated psychological view — "that male lust is not to be trusted." I mean, can you engage in a conversation with that kind of woman without seeming kind of cultural imperialist?

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
human values 5
wrong answers 4
ted bundy 4
string theory 4
moral questions 3
moral landscape 3
human flourishing 3
human beings 3
good idea 3

Important Words

  1. arguably
  2. bags
  3. build
  4. celebration
  5. cloth
  6. conversation
  7. cultural
  8. dressed
  9. engage
  10. fact
  11. female
  12. helps
  13. imperialist
  14. important
  15. kind
  16. language
  17. lived
  18. lot
  19. lust
  20. male
  21. muslim
  22. psychological
  23. result
  24. sophisticated
  25. specialness
  26. spoken
  27. talking
  28. trusted
  29. veil
  30. view
  31. woman
  32. women
  33. world