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"From the Ted Talk by Gary Lauder's new traffic sign: Take Turns"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

So, why not use a yield sign? Well the meaning of yield is: You must yeild the right-of-way. That means that if there are five cars waiting, you have to wait till they all go, then you go. It lacks the ntioon of alternating, or taking turns, and it's always on the mnoir road, allnwoig the major one to have primacy. So, it's hard to create a new meaning for the existing sign. You couldn't suddenly tell everyone, "OK, remember what you used to do at yield signs? Now do something different." That would not work.

Open Cloze

So, why not use a yield sign? Well the meaning of yield is: You must _____ the right-of-way. That means that if there are five cars waiting, you have to wait till they all go, then you go. It lacks the ______ of alternating, or taking turns, and it's always on the _____ road, ________ the major one to have primacy. So, it's hard to create a new meaning for the existing sign. You couldn't suddenly tell everyone, "OK, remember what you used to do at yield signs? Now do something different." That would not work.

Solution

  1. yield
  2. minor
  3. notion
  4. allowing

Original Text

So, why not use a yield sign? Well the meaning of yield is: You must yield the right-of-way. That means that if there are five cars waiting, you have to wait till they all go, then you go. It lacks the notion of alternating, or taking turns, and it's always on the minor road, allowing the major one to have primacy. So, it's hard to create a new meaning for the existing sign. You couldn't suddenly tell everyone, "OK, remember what you used to do at yield signs? Now do something different." That would not work.

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collocation frequency
stop signs 5
yield signs 4
stop sign 3

Important Words

  1. allowing
  2. alternating
  3. cars
  4. create
  5. existing
  6. hard
  7. lacks
  8. major
  9. meaning
  10. means
  11. minor
  12. notion
  13. primacy
  14. remember
  15. road
  16. sign
  17. signs
  18. suddenly
  19. turns
  20. wait
  21. waiting
  22. work
  23. yield