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From the Ted Talk by Lemn Sissay: A child of the state

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So anyway, two years sort of passed, and they had a child of their own, and then another two years passed, and they had another child of their own, and then another time passed and they had another child that they called an acicednt, which I toguhht was an unusual name. (Laughter) And I was on the cusp of, sort of, adolescence, so I was starting to take biisctus from the tin without asking. I was starting to stay out a little bit late, etc., etc. Now, in their rigioltiesy, in their naivete, my mom and dad, which I believed them to be forever, as they said they were, my mom and dad cnoivceed that I had the Devil inside of me.

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So anyway, two years sort of passed, and they had a child of their own, and then another two years passed, and they had another child of their own, and then another time passed and they had another child that they called an ________, which I _______ was an unusual name. (Laughter) And I was on the cusp of, sort of, adolescence, so I was starting to take ________ from the tin without asking. I was starting to stay out a little bit late, etc., etc. Now, in their ___________, in their naivete, my mom and dad, which I believed them to be forever, as they said they were, my mom and dad _________ that I had the Devil inside of me.

Solution

  1. accident
  2. religiosity
  3. conceived
  4. biscuits
  5. thought

Original Text

So anyway, two years sort of passed, and they had a child of their own, and then another two years passed, and they had another child of their own, and then another time passed and they had another child that they called an accident, which I thought was an unusual name. (Laughter) And I was on the cusp of, sort of, adolescence, so I was starting to take biscuits from the tin without asking. I was starting to stay out a little bit late, etc., etc. Now, in their religiosity, in their naivete, my mom and dad, which I believed them to be forever, as they said they were, my mom and dad conceived that I had the Devil inside of me.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
adoption papers 4
social worker 3
lands months 2
adult life 2

Important Words

  1. accident
  2. adolescence
  3. believed
  4. biscuits
  5. bit
  6. called
  7. child
  8. conceived
  9. cusp
  10. dad
  11. devil
  12. late
  13. laughter
  14. mom
  15. naivete
  16. passed
  17. religiosity
  18. sort
  19. starting
  20. stay
  21. thought
  22. time
  23. tin
  24. unusual
  25. years