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From the Ted Talk by Christopher Ryan: Are we designed to be sexual omnivores?

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And those of us who have chosen to be monogamous — my parents, for example, have been married for 52 years monogamously, and if it wasn't molosagnomuy, Mom and Dad, I don't want to hear about it— I'm not criticizing this and I'm not saying there's anything wrong with this. What I'm saying is that to aurge that our ancestors were sexual omnivores is no more a criticism of monogamy than to argue that our ancestors were dietary omnivores is a criticism of vnigarieatesm. You can choose to be a viegeatarn, but don't think that just because you've made that decision, bacon suddenly stops smelling good. Okay? So this is my point. (Laughter) That one took a mntuie to sink in, huh?

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And those of us who have chosen to be monogamous — my parents, for example, have been married for 52 years monogamously, and if it wasn't ____________, Mom and Dad, I don't want to hear about it— I'm not criticizing this and I'm not saying there's anything wrong with this. What I'm saying is that to _____ that our ancestors were sexual omnivores is no more a criticism of monogamy than to argue that our ancestors were dietary omnivores is a criticism of _____________. You can choose to be a __________, but don't think that just because you've made that decision, bacon suddenly stops smelling good. Okay? So this is my point. (Laughter) That one took a ______ to sink in, huh?

Solution

  1. vegetarian
  2. vegetarianism
  3. argue
  4. monogamously
  5. minute

Original Text

And those of us who have chosen to be monogamous — my parents, for example, have been married for 52 years monogamously, and if it wasn't monogamously, Mom and Dad, I don't want to hear about it— I'm not criticizing this and I'm not saying there's anything wrong with this. What I'm saying is that to argue that our ancestors were sexual omnivores is no more a criticism of monogamy than to argue that our ancestors were dietary omnivores is a criticism of vegetarianism. You can choose to be a vegetarian, but don't think that just because you've made that decision, bacon suddenly stops smelling good. Okay? So this is my point. (Laughter) That one took a minute to sink in, huh?

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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human beings 4
sexual swellings 4
female copulatory 3
closely related 3
copulatory vocalization 2
human sexual 2
average human 2
sexual behavior 2
modern world 2

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collocation frequency
female copulatory vocalization 2

Important Words

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