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From the Ted Talk by David Carson: Design and discovery

Unscramble the Blue Letters

This is — I like found art; hand lettering's coming back in a big way, and I thuohgt this was a great example of both. This lady's asntrivdeig for her lost pit bull. It's friendly — she's underlined friendly — that's probably why she calls it hurceels or Hercles. She can't spell. (latguehr) But more importantly, she's willing to give you 20 bucks to go find this lost pit bull. And I'm thnniikg, yeah, right, I'll go look for a lost pit bill for 20 bucks. I have visions of people going down alleyways yelling out for Hercles, and you get charged by this thing and you go, oh, please be Hercles; please be the flreidny one. (Laughter) I'm sure she never found the dog, because I took the sign. (Laughter)

Open Cloze

This is — I like found art; hand lettering's coming back in a big way, and I _______ this was a great example of both. This lady's ___________ for her lost pit bull. It's friendly — she's underlined friendly — that's probably why she calls it ________ or Hercles. She can't spell. (________) But more importantly, she's willing to give you 20 bucks to go find this lost pit bull. And I'm ________, yeah, right, I'll go look for a lost pit bill for 20 bucks. I have visions of people going down alleyways yelling out for Hercles, and you get charged by this thing and you go, oh, please be Hercles; please be the ________ one. (Laughter) I'm sure she never found the dog, because I took the sign. (Laughter)

Solution

  1. thinking
  2. laughter
  3. advertising
  4. friendly
  5. hercules
  6. thought

Original Text

This is — I like found art; hand lettering's coming back in a big way, and I thought this was a great example of both. This lady's advertising for her lost pit bull. It's friendly — she's underlined friendly — that's probably why she calls it Hercules or Hercles. She can't spell. (Laughter) But more importantly, she's willing to give you 20 bucks to go find this lost pit bull. And I'm thinking, yeah, right, I'll go look for a lost pit bill for 20 bucks. I have visions of people going down alleyways yelling out for Hercles, and you get charged by this thing and you go, oh, please be Hercles; please be the friendly one. (Laughter) I'm sure she never found the dog, because I took the sign. (Laughter)

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
bomb shelter 3
lost pit 3
slide projector 2
couple months 2
graffiti artist 2
william burroughs 2
contents page 2
inch nails 2
real estate 2
ad ran 2
green people 2
pit bull 2

ngrams of length 3

collocation frequency
lost pit bull 2

Important Words

  1. advertising
  2. alleyways
  3. big
  4. bill
  5. bucks
  6. bull
  7. calls
  8. charged
  9. coming
  10. dog
  11. find
  12. friendly
  13. give
  14. great
  15. hand
  16. hercles
  17. hercules
  18. importantly
  19. laughter
  20. lost
  21. people
  22. pit
  23. sign
  24. spell
  25. thinking
  26. thought
  27. underlined
  28. visions
  29. yeah
  30. yelling