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From the Ted Talk by John Hodgman: Design, explained.

Unscramble the Blue Letters

It is thought to have been a rmenepelcat for the odler space ports loceatd, of course, at Stonehenge and considered to be quite an improvement due to the uncluttered dgeisn, the lack of druids hanging around all the time and obviously, the much better access to parking. When it was uncovered, it uheesrd in a new era of streamlined, archaically futuristic design called goigoe, which came to be synonymous with the Jet Age, a misnomer. After all, the ancient astronauts who used it did not travel by jet very often, preferring instead to travel by feathered serpent powered by crystal skulls.

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It is thought to have been a ___________ for the _____ space ports _______, of course, at Stonehenge and considered to be quite an improvement due to the uncluttered ______, the lack of druids hanging around all the time and obviously, the much better access to parking. When it was uncovered, it _______ in a new era of streamlined, archaically futuristic design called ______, which came to be synonymous with the Jet Age, a misnomer. After all, the ancient astronauts who used it did not travel by jet very often, preferring instead to travel by feathered serpent powered by crystal skulls.

Solution

  1. googie
  2. replacement
  3. located
  4. ushered
  5. design
  6. older

Original Text

It is thought to have been a replacement for the older space ports located, of course, at Stonehenge and considered to be quite an improvement due to the uncluttered design, the lack of druids hanging around all the time and obviously, the much better access to parking. When it was uncovered, it ushered in a new era of streamlined, archaically futuristic design called Googie, which came to be synonymous with the Jet Age, a misnomer. After all, the ancient astronauts who used it did not travel by jet very often, preferring instead to travel by feathered serpent powered by crystal skulls.

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