full transcript
From the Ted Talk "Sheena Iyengar: The art of choosing"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Sheena Iyengar: Well, it's funny that you should ask that because one of the things that's interesting about being blind is you actually get a different vantage point when you observe the way sighted oepelp make choices. And as you just mentioned, there's lots of ecishco out there that are very usivla these days. Yeah, I — as you would expect — get pretty esdurrtatf by choices like what lian polish to put on because I have to rely on what other people suggest. And I can't decide. And so one temi I was in a beauty salon, and I was trying to decide between two very itlhg shades of pink. And one was called "Ballet Slippers." And the other one was called "Adorable." (Laughter) And so I asked these two ladies, and the one lady told me, "Well, you should definitely wear 'Ballet Slippers.'" "Well, what does it look like?" "Well, it's a very elegant shade of pink." "Okay, great." The other lady tells me to wear "Adorable." "What does it look like?" "It's a glamorous shade of pink." And so I asked them, "Well, how do I tell them apart? What's different about them?" And they said, "Well, one is eatlgen, the other one's glamorous." Okay, we got that. And the only thing they had consensus on: well, if I could see them, I would clearly be able to tell them apart.

Open Cloze

Sheena Iyengar: Well, it's funny that you should ask that because one of the things that's interesting about being blind is you actually get a different vantage point when you observe the way sighted ______ make choices. And as you just mentioned, there's lots of _______ out there that are very ______ these days. Yeah, I — as you would expect — get pretty __________ by choices like what ____ polish to put on because I have to rely on what other people suggest. And I can't decide. And so one ____ I was in a beauty salon, and I was trying to decide between two very _____ shades of pink. And one was called "Ballet Slippers." And the other one was called "Adorable." (Laughter) And so I asked these two ladies, and the one lady told me, "Well, you should definitely wear 'Ballet Slippers.'" "Well, what does it look like?" "Well, it's a very elegant shade of pink." "Okay, great." The other lady tells me to wear "Adorable." "What does it look like?" "It's a glamorous shade of pink." And so I asked them, "Well, how do I tell them apart? What's different about them?" And they said, "Well, one is _______, the other one's glamorous." Okay, we got that. And the only thing they had consensus on: well, if I could see them, I would clearly be able to tell them apart.

Solution

  1. people
  2. light
  3. choices
  4. nail
  5. elegant
  6. visual
  7. time
  8. frustrated

Original Text

Sheena Iyengar: Well, it's funny that you should ask that because one of the things that's interesting about being blind is you actually get a different vantage point when you observe the way sighted people make choices. And as you just mentioned, there's lots of choices out there that are very visual these days. Yeah, I — as you would expect — get pretty frustrated by choices like what nail polish to put on because I have to rely on what other people suggest. And I can't decide. And so one time I was in a beauty salon, and I was trying to decide between two very light shades of pink. And one was called "Ballet Slippers." And the other one was called "Adorable." (Laughter) And so I asked these two ladies, and the one lady told me, "Well, you should definitely wear 'Ballet Slippers.'" "Well, what does it look like?" "Well, it's a very elegant shade of pink." "Okay, great." The other lady tells me to wear "Adorable." "What does it look like?" "It's a glamorous shade of pink." And so I asked them, "Well, how do I tell them apart? What's different about them?" And they said, "Well, one is elegant, the other one's glamorous." Okay, we got that. And the only thing they had consensus on: well, if I could see them, I would clearly be able to tell them apart.

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
green tea 6
life support 4
put sugar 3
nail polish 3
american parents 3

Important Words

  1. asked
  2. beauty
  3. blind
  4. called
  5. choices
  6. consensus
  7. days
  8. decide
  9. elegant
  10. expect
  11. frustrated
  12. funny
  13. glamorous
  14. great
  15. interesting
  16. ladies
  17. lady
  18. laughter
  19. light
  20. lots
  21. mentioned
  22. nail
  23. observe
  24. people
  25. pink
  26. point
  27. polish
  28. pretty
  29. put
  30. rely
  31. salon
  32. shade
  33. shades
  34. sheena
  35. sighted
  36. slippers
  37. suggest
  38. tells
  39. time
  40. told
  41. vantage
  42. visual
  43. wear
  44. yeah