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"From the Ted Talk by David Carson: Design and discovery"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

This is for a book by "Metropolis." I took some photos, and this is a billboard in Florida, and either they hadn't paid their rent, or they didn't want to pay their rent again on the sign, and the billboard people were too chaep to tear the whole sign down, so they just teared out sections of it. And I would argue that it's plbsosiy more effective than the oinargil billboard in tmers of getting your attention, getting you to look over that way. And hopefully you don't stop and buy those awful pecan things — Stuckey's.

Open Cloze

This is for a book by "Metropolis." I took some photos, and this is a billboard in Florida, and either they hadn't paid their rent, or they didn't want to pay their rent again on the sign, and the billboard people were too _____ to tear the whole sign down, so they just teared out sections of it. And I would argue that it's ________ more effective than the ________ billboard in _____ of getting your attention, getting you to look over that way. And hopefully you don't stop and buy those awful pecan things — Stuckey's.

Solution

  1. cheap
  2. possibly
  3. original
  4. terms

Original Text

This is for a book by "Metropolis." I took some photos, and this is a billboard in Florida, and either they hadn't paid their rent, or they didn't want to pay their rent again on the sign, and the billboard people were too cheap to tear the whole sign down, so they just teared out sections of it. And I would argue that it's possibly more effective than the original billboard in terms of getting your attention, getting you to look over that way. And hopefully you don't stop and buy those awful pecan things — Stuckey's.

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Important Words

  1. argue
  2. attention
  3. awful
  4. billboard
  5. book
  6. buy
  7. cheap
  8. effective
  9. florida
  10. original
  11. paid
  12. pay
  13. pecan
  14. people
  15. photos
  16. possibly
  17. rent
  18. sections
  19. sign
  20. stop
  21. tear
  22. teared
  23. terms