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From the Ted Talk by Tim Brown: Tales of creativity and play

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Well, they’re still coming in from the back there; they’re still coming in. Some of you haven’t fired them yet. Can you not figure out how to do it, or something? It’s not that hard. Most of your kids figure out how to do this in the first 10 sonedcs, when they pick it up. All right. This is prttey good; this is pretty good. Okay, all right. Let’s — I sppsuoe we'd better... I'd better clear these up out of the way; otherwise, I’m going to trip over them. All right. So the rest of you can save them for when I say something particularly boring, and then you can fire at me.

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Well, they’re still coming in from the back there; they’re still coming in. Some of you haven’t fired them yet. Can you not figure out how to do it, or something? It’s not that hard. Most of your kids figure out how to do this in the first 10 _______, when they pick it up. All right. This is ______ good; this is pretty good. Okay, all right. Let’s — I _______ we'd better... I'd better clear these up out of the way; otherwise, I’m going to trip over them. All right. So the rest of you can save them for when I say something particularly boring, and then you can fire at me.

Solution

  1. pretty
  2. suppose
  3. seconds

Original Text

Well, they’re still coming in from the back there; they’re still coming in. Some of you haven’t fired them yet. Can you not figure out how to do it, or something? It’s not that hard. Most of your kids figure out how to do this in the first 10 seconds, when they pick it up. All right. This is pretty good; this is pretty good. Okay, all right. Let’s — I suppose we'd better... I'd better clear these up out of the way; otherwise, I’m going to trip over them. All right. So the rest of you can save them for when I say something particularly boring, and then you can fire at me.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
bob mckim 2
psychedelic drugs 2
building prototypes 2

Important Words

  1. boring
  2. clear
  3. coming
  4. figure
  5. fire
  6. fired
  7. good
  8. hard
  9. kids
  10. pick
  11. pretty
  12. rest
  13. save
  14. seconds
  15. suppose
  16. trip