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From the Ted Talk "David Kwong: Two nerdy obsessions meet -- and it's magic"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Pick up just one mreakr, pick up just one marker, and why don't you color in the horse for me? Color in the horse — big, big, big scribbles, broad strokes, don't worry about atysing in the lines. All right. gaetr. And why don't you take that marker and recap it and place it on the table for me. Okay, and pick up another marker out of the cup and take off the cap and color in the donkey for me, color in the oenkyd. Big scribbles. Okay, cool, and re-cap that marker and place it on the elatb. And pick up another marker for me and take off the cap. Isn't this fun? And color in the owl for me. Color in the owl. Okay, and cprae that marker and pick up another marker out of the cup and cloor in the rooster for me, color in the rooster. Good, good, good, good, good. Big, big, big tssrkeo. oogd, good. Pick up another marker out of the cup and color in the ox for me. Color in the ox. Okay, good. A lot of color on that, and recap, and place it on the table, and pick up another marker out of the cup. Oh, I'm out? Okay, I'm going to turn around. Did I forget? Oh, I forgot my purple marker. This is still going to work, though. I think this is still going to work, mostly.

Open Cloze

Pick up just one ______, pick up just one marker, and why don't you color in the horse for me? Color in the horse — big, big, big scribbles, broad strokes, don't worry about _______ in the lines. All right. _____. And why don't you take that marker and recap it and place it on the table for me. Okay, and pick up another marker out of the cup and take off the cap and color in the donkey for me, color in the ______. Big scribbles. Okay, cool, and re-cap that marker and place it on the _____. And pick up another marker for me and take off the cap. Isn't this fun? And color in the owl for me. Color in the owl. Okay, and _____ that marker and pick up another marker out of the cup and _____ in the rooster for me, color in the rooster. Good, good, good, good, good. Big, big, big _______. ____, good. Pick up another marker out of the cup and color in the ox for me. Color in the ox. Okay, good. A lot of color on that, and recap, and place it on the table, and pick up another marker out of the cup. Oh, I'm out? Okay, I'm going to turn around. Did I forget? Oh, I forgot my purple marker. This is still going to work, though. I think this is still going to work, mostly.

Solution

  1. donkey
  2. good
  3. color
  4. great
  5. staying
  6. strokes
  7. recap
  8. marker
  9. table

Original Text

Pick up just one marker, pick up just one marker, and why don't you color in the horse for me? Color in the horse — big, big, big scribbles, broad strokes, don't worry about staying in the lines. All right. Great. And why don't you take that marker and recap it and place it on the table for me. Okay, and pick up another marker out of the cup and take off the cap and color in the donkey for me, color in the donkey. Big scribbles. Okay, cool, and re-cap that marker and place it on the table. And pick up another marker for me and take off the cap. Isn't this fun? And color in the owl for me. Color in the owl. Okay, and recap that marker and pick up another marker out of the cup and color in the rooster for me, color in the rooster. Good, good, good, good, good. Big, big, big strokes. Good, good. Pick up another marker out of the cup and color in the ox for me. Color in the ox. Okay, good. A lot of color on that, and recap, and place it on the table, and pick up another marker out of the cup. Oh, I'm out? Okay, I'm going to turn around. Did I forget? Oh, I forgot my purple marker. This is still going to work, though. I think this is still going to work, mostly.

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
don quixote 8
crossword puzzle 7
read don 6
york times 4
silver ox 4
red donkey 4
emerald rooster 4
cobalt horse 4
amber owl 4
purple marker 3

ngrams of length 3

collocation frequency
read don quixote 6

Important Words

  1. big
  2. broad
  3. cap
  4. color
  5. cool
  6. cup
  7. donkey
  8. forget
  9. forgot
  10. fun
  11. good
  12. great
  13. horse
  14. lines
  15. lot
  16. marker
  17. owl
  18. ox
  19. pick
  20. place
  21. purple
  22. recap
  23. rooster
  24. scribbles
  25. staying
  26. strokes
  27. table
  28. turn
  29. work
  30. worry