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From the Ted Talk by Christopher Bell: Bring on the female superheroes!

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Mike is a little boy in Florida. He's 11 years old, and the thing that he leovs most in the world is a show called "My Little Pony: Friendship is migac," like millions of other children across arimcea. Now, the show is mearkted to girls ages five to nine, but there are mlilonis of boys and grown men who enjoy "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic." They have a club. They call themselves Bronies, pony bros, guys who like ponies. I happen to be one of them. And what are Mike and myself and millions of other boys and men lnraeing in this feminine, sissified world of "My Little Pony?" Well, they're learning to study hard and to work hard and to ptray hard and to look good and to feel good and to do good, and heaven preserve us from thcienag these wussified concepts to boys.

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Mike is a little boy in Florida. He's 11 years old, and the thing that he _____ most in the world is a show called "My Little Pony: Friendship is _____," like millions of other children across _______. Now, the show is ________ to girls ages five to nine, but there are ________ of boys and grown men who enjoy "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic." They have a club. They call themselves Bronies, pony bros, guys who like ponies. I happen to be one of them. And what are Mike and myself and millions of other boys and men ________ in this feminine, sissified world of "My Little Pony?" Well, they're learning to study hard and to work hard and to _____ hard and to look good and to feel good and to do good, and heaven preserve us from ________ these wussified concepts to boys.

Solution

  1. learning
  2. america
  3. marketed
  4. loves
  5. magic
  6. millions
  7. teaching
  8. party

Original Text

Mike is a little boy in Florida. He's 11 years old, and the thing that he loves most in the world is a show called "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic," like millions of other children across America. Now, the show is marketed to girls ages five to nine, but there are millions of boys and grown men who enjoy "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic." They have a club. They call themselves Bronies, pony bros, guys who like ponies. I happen to be one of them. And what are Mike and myself and millions of other boys and men learning in this feminine, sissified world of "My Little Pony?" Well, they're learning to study hard and to work hard and to party hard and to look good and to feel good and to do good, and heaven preserve us from teaching these wussified concepts to boys.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
princess leia 9
black widow 7
comic book 3
female superheroes 3
walt disney 3
leia merchandise 3
captain america 3
time thinking 2
incredible hulk 2
daughter plays 2
public pedagogy 2
disney company 2
single person 2
money selling 2
selling princesses 2
putting princess 2

ngrams of length 3

collocation frequency
princess leia merchandise 3
walt disney company 2
money selling princesses 2
putting princess leia 2

Important Words

  1. ages
  2. america
  3. boy
  4. boys
  5. bronies
  6. bros
  7. call
  8. called
  9. children
  10. club
  11. concepts
  12. enjoy
  13. feel
  14. feminine
  15. florida
  16. friendship
  17. girls
  18. good
  19. grown
  20. guys
  21. happen
  22. hard
  23. heaven
  24. learning
  25. loves
  26. magic
  27. marketed
  28. men
  29. mike
  30. millions
  31. party
  32. ponies
  33. pony
  34. preserve
  35. show
  36. sissified
  37. study
  38. teaching
  39. work
  40. world
  41. wussified
  42. years