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"From the Ted Talk by Adam Savage: My obsession with objects and the stories they tell"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

I should point out at this time — I'm not a sculptor; I'm a hard-edged model maker. You give me a dwirnag, you give me a prop to replicate, you give me a crane, sacffnliodg, parts from "Star Wars" — especially ptars from "Star Wars" — I can do this stuff all day long. It's exactly how I made my living for 15 yaers. But you give me something like this — my friend Mike Murnane sculpted this; it's a maquette for "Star Wars, Episode Two" — this is not my thing — this is something other people do — dragons, soft things.

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I should point out at this time — I'm not a sculptor; I'm a hard-edged model maker. You give me a _______, you give me a prop to replicate, you give me a crane, ___________, parts from "Star Wars" — especially _____ from "Star Wars" — I can do this stuff all day long. It's exactly how I made my living for 15 _____. But you give me something like this — my friend Mike Murnane sculpted this; it's a maquette for "Star Wars, Episode Two" — this is not my thing — this is something other people do — dragons, soft things.

Solution

  1. drawing
  2. parts
  3. scaffolding
  4. years

Original Text

I should point out at this time — I'm not a sculptor; I'm a hard-edged model maker. You give me a drawing, you give me a prop to replicate, you give me a crane, scaffolding, parts from "Star Wars" — especially parts from "Star Wars" — I can do this stuff all day long. It's exactly how I made my living for 15 years. But you give me something like this — my friend Mike Murnane sculpted this; it's a maquette for "Star Wars, Episode Two" — this is not my thing — this is something other people do — dragons, soft things.

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
maltese falcon 13
dodo skeleton 6
star wars 3
fred sexton 3
dodo skull 3
creative projects 3

Important Words

  1. crane
  2. day
  3. dragons
  4. drawing
  5. episode
  6. friend
  7. give
  8. living
  9. long
  10. maker
  11. maquette
  12. mike
  13. model
  14. murnane
  15. parts
  16. people
  17. point
  18. prop
  19. replicate
  20. scaffolding
  21. sculpted
  22. soft
  23. stuff
  24. time
  25. wars
  26. years