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"From the Ted Talk by Magda Sayeg: How yarn bombing grew into a worldwide movement"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

So clearly the reaction was interesting. It intrigued me and I thought, "What else could I do?" Could I do something in the puiblc domain that would get the same reaction? So I wrapped the stop sign pole near my house. The reaction was wild. People would park their cars and get out of their cars and stare at it, and satccrh their heads and stare at it, and take pictures of it and take piucrtes next to it, and all of that was really eicinxtg to me and I wanted to do every stop sign pole in the nhoogohbeird. And the more that I did, the stronger the reaction.

Open Cloze

So clearly the reaction was interesting. It intrigued me and I thought, "What else could I do?" Could I do something in the ______ domain that would get the same reaction? So I wrapped the stop sign pole near my house. The reaction was wild. People would park their cars and get out of their cars and stare at it, and _______ their heads and stare at it, and take pictures of it and take ________ next to it, and all of that was really ________ to me and I wanted to do every stop sign pole in the ____________. And the more that I did, the stronger the reaction.

Solution

  1. neighborhood
  2. public
  3. scratch
  4. pictures
  5. exciting

Original Text

So clearly the reaction was interesting. It intrigued me and I thought, "What else could I do?" Could I do something in the public domain that would get the same reaction? So I wrapped the stop sign pole near my house. The reaction was wild. People would park their cars and get out of their cars and stare at it, and scratch their heads and stare at it, and take pictures of it and take pictures next to it, and all of that was really exciting to me and I wanted to do every stop sign pole in the neighborhood. And the more that I did, the stronger the reaction.

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
yarn bombing 5
stop sign 5
sign pole 4

ngrams of length 3

collocation frequency
stop sign pole 4

Important Words

  1. cars
  2. domain
  3. exciting
  4. heads
  5. house
  6. interesting
  7. intrigued
  8. neighborhood
  9. park
  10. people
  11. pictures
  12. pole
  13. public
  14. reaction
  15. scratch
  16. sign
  17. stare
  18. stop
  19. stronger
  20. thought
  21. wanted
  22. wild
  23. wrapped