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From the Ted Talk by Julia Sweeney: It's time for "The Talk"

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I have a dahtuger, mluan. And when she was eight, last year, she was doing a report for school or she had some homework about frogs. And we were at this restaurant, and she said, "So, basically, frogs lay eggs and the eggs turn into tadoleps, and tadpoles turn into frogs.".
And I said, "Yeah. You know, I'm not really up on my frog reproduction that much. It's the females, I think, that lay the eggs, and then the melas fertilize them. And then they become tadpoles and frogs.".
And she says, "What? Only the females have eggs?".

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I have a ________, _____. And when she was eight, last year, she was doing a report for school or she had some homework about frogs. And we were at this restaurant, and she said, "So, basically, frogs lay eggs and the eggs turn into ________, and tadpoles turn into frogs.".
And I said, "Yeah. You know, I'm not really up on my frog reproduction that much. It's the females, I think, that lay the eggs, and then the _____ fertilize them. And then they become tadpoles and frogs.".
And she says, "What? Only the females have eggs?".

Solution

  1. males
  2. mulan
  3. daughter
  4. tadpoles

Original Text

I have a daughter, Mulan. And when she was eight, last year, she was doing a report for school or she had some homework about frogs. And we were at this restaurant, and she said, "So, basically, frogs lay eggs and the eggs turn into tadpoles, and tadpoles turn into frogs.".
And I said, "Yeah. You know, I'm not really up on my frog reproduction that much. It's the females, I think, that lay the eggs, and then the males fertilize them. And then they become tadpoles and frogs.".
And she says, "What? Only the females have eggs?".

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  2. daughter
  3. eggs
  4. females
  5. fertilize
  6. frog
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  8. homework
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  10. males
  11. mulan
  12. report
  13. reproduction
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  15. school
  16. tadpoles
  17. turn
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