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From the Ted Talk by Malcolm Gladwell: Choice, happiness and spaghetti sauce

Unscramble the Blue Letters

So they came to Howard, and they said, fix us. And haword looked at their pdcruot line, and he said, what you have is a dead tomato soeicty. So he said, this is what I want to do. And he got together with the Campbell's soup kitchen, and he made 45 varieties of stpgtaehi sauce. And he vierad them according to every conceivable way that you can vary tomato sauce: by sweetness, by level of garlic, by tomatoey-ness, by tartness, by sourness, by visible solids — my favorite term in the spaghetti sauce business.

Open Cloze

So they came to Howard, and they said, fix us. And ______ looked at their _______ line, and he said, what you have is a dead tomato _______. So he said, this is what I want to do. And he got together with the Campbell's soup kitchen, and he made 45 varieties of _________ sauce. And he ______ them according to every conceivable way that you can vary tomato sauce: by sweetness, by level of garlic, by tomatoey-ness, by tartness, by sourness, by visible solids — my favorite term in the spaghetti sauce business.

Solution

  1. society
  2. product
  3. spaghetti
  4. howard
  5. varied

Original Text

So they came to Howard, and they said, fix us. And Howard looked at their product line, and he said, what you have is a dead tomato society. So he said, this is what I want to do. And he got together with the Campbell's soup kitchen, and he made 45 varieties of spaghetti sauce. And he varied them according to every conceivable way that you can vary tomato sauce: by sweetness, by level of garlic, by tomatoey-ness, by tartness, by sourness, by visible solids — my favorite term in the spaghetti sauce business.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
spaghetti sauce 13
tomato sauce 4
food industry 4
grey poupon 4
diet pepsi 3
percent sweetness 2
howard loves 2
howard looked 2
sauce business 2
american people 2
extra chunky 2
yellow mustard 2
people happy 2
howard moskowitz 2
platonic notion 2
italian tomato 2
culturally authentic 2
authentic tomato 2

ngrams of length 3

collocation frequency
spaghetti sauce business 2
culturally authentic tomato 2

Important Words

  1. business
  2. conceivable
  3. dead
  4. favorite
  5. fix
  6. garlic
  7. howard
  8. kitchen
  9. level
  10. line
  11. looked
  12. product
  13. sauce
  14. society
  15. solids
  16. soup
  17. sourness
  18. spaghetti
  19. sweetness
  20. tartness
  21. term
  22. tomato
  23. varied
  24. varieties
  25. vary
  26. visible