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"From the Ted Talk by John Koenig: Beautiful new words to describe obscure emotions"

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But then I decided, what people are really asking when they're asking if a word is real, they're really asking, "Well, how many brains will this give me access to?" Because I think that's a lot of how we look at language. A word is essentially a key that gets us into certain people's haeds. And if it gets us into one brain, it's not really wroth it, not really worth knowing. Two brains, eh, it dndepes on who it is. A million barnis, OK, now we're talking. And so a real word is one that gets you access to as many brains as you can. That's what makes it worth knowing.

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But then I decided, what people are really asking when they're asking if a word is real, they're really asking, "Well, how many brains will this give me access to?" Because I think that's a lot of how we look at language. A word is essentially a key that gets us into certain people's _____. And if it gets us into one brain, it's not really _____ it, not really worth knowing. Two brains, eh, it _______ on who it is. A million ______, OK, now we're talking. And so a real word is one that gets you access to as many brains as you can. That's what makes it worth knowing.

Solution

  1. depends
  2. worth
  3. brains
  4. heads

Original Text

But then I decided, what people are really asking when they're asking if a word is real, they're really asking, "Well, how many brains will this give me access to?" Because I think that's a lot of how we look at language. A word is essentially a key that gets us into certain people's heads. And if it gets us into one brain, it's not really worth it, not really worth knowing. Two brains, eh, it depends on who it is. A million brains, OK, now we're talking. And so a real word is one that gets you access to as many brains as you can. That's what makes it worth knowing.

Important Words

  1. access
  2. brain
  3. brains
  4. decided
  5. depends
  6. eh
  7. essentially
  8. give
  9. heads
  10. key
  11. knowing
  12. language
  13. lot
  14. million
  15. people
  16. real
  17. talking
  18. word
  19. worth