full transcript
"From the Ted Talk by Mike Kinney: A pro wrestler's guide to confidence"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Now, I knew I wanted my character to be a man's man like my dad was. I thought, "What's more of a man's man than a cowboy?" And that's when Gator became "Cowboy" ... Gator ... Yeah, I needed a last name. I thought about it until my head hurt. I couldn't come up with anything. I'm sitting there watching TV one ngiht, flipping through the chnlnaes, and this coiamrceml comes on about a country singer who had just won an eetnirneatr of the Year aarwd. Tim McGraw. He's a cool cowboy with a great last name. And I liked his music. It was just all part of my process. But I just kept turning myself up until I became cwooby Gator Magraw!

Open Cloze

Now, I knew I wanted my character to be a man's man like my dad was. I thought, "What's more of a man's man than a cowboy?" And that's when Gator became "Cowboy" ... Gator ... Yeah, I needed a last name. I thought about it until my head hurt. I couldn't come up with anything. I'm sitting there watching TV one _____, flipping through the ________, and this __________ comes on about a country singer who had just won an ___________ of the Year _____. Tim McGraw. He's a cool cowboy with a great last name. And I liked his music. It was just all part of my process. But I just kept turning myself up until I became ______ Gator Magraw!

Solution

  1. award
  2. channels
  3. entertainer
  4. night
  5. cowboy
  6. commercial

Original Text

Now, I knew I wanted my character to be a man's man like my dad was. I thought, "What's more of a man's man than a cowboy?" And that's when Gator became "Cowboy" ... Gator ... Yeah, I needed a last name. I thought about it until my head hurt. I couldn't come up with anything. I'm sitting there watching TV one night, flipping through the channels, and this commercial comes on about a country singer who had just won an Entertainer of the Year award. Tim McGraw. He's a cool cowboy with a great last name. And I liked his music. It was just all part of my process. But I just kept turning myself up until I became Cowboy Gator Magraw!

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
cowboy gator 4
gator magraw 4
laughter applause 4

ngrams of length 3

collocation frequency
cowboy gator magraw 3

Important Words

  1. award
  2. channels
  3. character
  4. commercial
  5. cool
  6. country
  7. cowboy
  8. dad
  9. entertainer
  10. flipping
  11. gator
  12. great
  13. head
  14. hurt
  15. knew
  16. man
  17. mcgraw
  18. music
  19. needed
  20. night
  21. part
  22. process
  23. singer
  24. sitting
  25. thought
  26. tim
  27. turning
  28. tv
  29. wanted
  30. watching
  31. won
  32. yeah
  33. year