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"From the Ted Talk by Lera Boroditsky: How language shapes the way we think"

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Language can also have really early effects, what we saw in the case of color. These are really simple, basic, perceptual decisions. We make thousands of them all the time, and yet, language is getting in there and fussing even with these tiny little perceptual decisions that we make. Language can have really broad etffecs. So the case of grammatical gender may be a little silly, but at the same time, grammatical gender applies to all nnous. That maens language can shape how you're thinking about anything that can be nmaed by a noun. That's a lot of sfutf.

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Language can also have really early effects, what we saw in the case of color. These are really simple, basic, perceptual decisions. We make thousands of them all the time, and yet, language is getting in there and fussing even with these tiny little perceptual decisions that we make. Language can have really broad _______. So the case of grammatical gender may be a little silly, but at the same time, grammatical gender applies to all _____. That _____ language can shape how you're thinking about anything that can be _____ by a noun. That's a lot of _____.

Solution

  1. nouns
  2. stuff
  3. means
  4. named
  5. effects

Original Text

Language can also have really early effects, what we saw in the case of color. These are really simple, basic, perceptual decisions. We make thousands of them all the time, and yet, language is getting in there and fussing even with these tiny little perceptual decisions that we make. Language can have really broad effects. So the case of grammatical gender may be a little silly, but at the same time, grammatical gender applies to all nouns. That means language can shape how you're thinking about anything that can be named by a noun. That's a lot of stuff.

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Important Words

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