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From the Ted Talk by David Carson: Design and discovery

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And — I gave a talk in New York a couple months after this, and afterwards somebody came up to me and they said that — they actually emailed me — and they said that they appreciated the talk, and when they got back to their car, they found a note on their car that made them think maybe New York was getting back to being New York again after this eenvt — it had been a few months. This was what they found on their car. (leahgtur) There's very few times you'd be hpapy to find this on your car, but it did seem to indicate that we were coming back.

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And — I gave a talk in New York a couple months after this, and afterwards somebody came up to me and they said that — they actually emailed me — and they said that they appreciated the talk, and when they got back to their car, they found a note on their car that made them think maybe New York was getting back to being New York again after this _____ — it had been a few months. This was what they found on their car. (________) There's very few times you'd be _____ to find this on your car, but it did seem to indicate that we were coming back.

Solution

  1. laughter
  2. happy
  3. event

Original Text

And — I gave a talk in New York a couple months after this, and afterwards somebody came up to me and they said that — they actually emailed me — and they said that they appreciated the talk, and when they got back to their car, they found a note on their car that made them think maybe New York was getting back to being New York again after this event — it had been a few months. This was what they found on their car. (Laughter) There's very few times you'd be happy to find this on your car, but it did seem to indicate that we were coming back.

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Important Words

  1. appreciated
  2. car
  3. coming
  4. couple
  5. emailed
  6. event
  7. find
  8. gave
  9. happy
  10. laughter
  11. months
  12. note
  13. talk
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