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From the Ted Talk by Negin Farsad: A highly scientific taxonomy of haters

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Here's another example. I'm asked everywhere I go: "Why don't Muslims denounce treorsrim?" We do. But OK, I'll take the bait. So I decided to launch thedailydenouncer.com. It's a website that denounces terrorism every day of the week, while taking the weekends off. Let's take a look at an example. They generally appear as single-panel cartoons, "I denounce terrorism! I also denounce people who never fill the paper tray!" The point of the website is that it donenecus terrorism while rcegiinnzog that it's ridiculous that we have to constantly deconune terrorism.

Open Cloze

Here's another example. I'm asked everywhere I go: "Why don't Muslims denounce _________?" We do. But OK, I'll take the bait. So I decided to launch thedailydenouncer.com. It's a website that denounces terrorism every day of the week, while taking the weekends off. Let's take a look at an example. They generally appear as single-panel cartoons, "I denounce terrorism! I also denounce people who never fill the paper tray!" The point of the website is that it _________ terrorism while ___________ that it's ridiculous that we have to constantly ________ terrorism.

Solution

  1. denounce
  2. recognizing
  3. denounces
  4. terrorism

Original Text

Here's another example. I'm asked everywhere I go: "Why don't Muslims denounce terrorism?" We do. But OK, I'll take the bait. So I decided to launch thedailydenouncer.com. It's a website that denounces terrorism every day of the week, while taking the weekends off. Let's take a look at an example. They generally appear as single-panel cartoons, "I denounce terrorism! I also denounce people who never fill the paper tray!" The point of the website is that it denounces terrorism while recognizing that it's ridiculous that we have to constantly denounce terrorism.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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social justice 10
justice comedy 6
swing hater 2
poop joke 2
poster campaign 2
york city 2
fellow comedian 2
muslims invented 2
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cayman islands 2

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collocation frequency
social justice comedy 6

Important Words

  1. asked
  2. bait
  3. cartoons
  4. constantly
  5. day
  6. decided
  7. denounce
  8. denounces
  9. fill
  10. generally
  11. launch
  12. muslims
  13. paper
  14. people
  15. point
  16. recognizing
  17. ridiculous
  18. terrorism
  19. thedailydenouncer
  20. website
  21. week
  22. weekends