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From the Ted Talk by Hannah Brencher: Love letters to strangers

Unscramble the Blue Letters

I was one of the only kids in college who had a reason to go to the P.O. box at the end of the day, and that was mainly because my mheotr has never bleveeid in email, in faeobock, in texting or cell phones in general. And so while other kids were BBM-ing their parents, I was lilreltay waiting by the mailbox to get a letter from home to see how the weekend had gone, which was a little frustrating when Grandma was in the hospital, but I was just looking for some sort of scribble, some unkempt cursive from my mother.

Open Cloze

I was one of the only kids in college who had a reason to go to the P.O. box at the end of the day, and that was mainly because my ______ has never ________ in email, in ________, in texting or cell phones in general. And so while other kids were BBM-ing their parents, I was _________ waiting by the mailbox to get a letter from home to see how the weekend had gone, which was a little frustrating when Grandma was in the hospital, but I was just looking for some sort of scribble, some unkempt cursive from my mother.

Solution

  1. facebook
  2. mother
  3. believed
  4. literally

Original Text

I was one of the only kids in college who had a reason to go to the P.O. box at the end of the day, and that was mainly because my mother has never believed in email, in Facebook, in texting or cell phones in general. And so while other kids were BBM-ing their parents, I was literally waiting by the mailbox to get a letter from home to see how the weekend had gone, which was a little frustrating when Grandma was in the hospital, but I was just looking for some sort of scribble, some unkempt cursive from my mother.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
love letters 4
art form 2

Important Words

  1. believed
  2. box
  3. cell
  4. college
  5. cursive
  6. day
  7. email
  8. facebook
  9. frustrating
  10. general
  11. grandma
  12. home
  13. hospital
  14. kids
  15. letter
  16. literally
  17. mailbox
  18. mother
  19. parents
  20. phones
  21. reason
  22. scribble
  23. sort
  24. texting
  25. unkempt
  26. waiting
  27. weekend