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"From the Ted Talk by Jason McCue: Terrorism is a failed brand"

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Why was it eftvfeice? It was effective not just because justice was seen to be done where there was a huge void. It was because the Real IRA and other terrorist goprus, their whole strength is from the fact that they are an underdog. When we put the victims as the underdog and flipped it, they didn't know what to do. They were embarrassed. Their recruitment went down. The bombs actually steoppd — fact — because of this action. We became, or those victims became, more importantly, a ghost that hnauted the terrorist organization.

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Why was it _________? It was effective not just because justice was seen to be done where there was a huge void. It was because the Real IRA and other terrorist ______, their whole strength is from the fact that they are an underdog. When we put the victims as the underdog and flipped it, they didn't know what to do. They were embarrassed. Their recruitment went down. The bombs actually _______ — fact — because of this action. We became, or those victims became, more importantly, a ghost that _______ the terrorist organization.

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  1. stopped
  2. haunted
  3. groups
  4. effective

Original Text

Why was it effective? It was effective not just because justice was seen to be done where there was a huge void. It was because the Real IRA and other terrorist groups, their whole strength is from the fact that they are an underdog. When we put the victims as the underdog and flipped it, they didn't know what to do. They were embarrassed. Their recruitment went down. The bombs actually stopped — fact — because of this action. We became, or those victims became, more importantly, a ghost that haunted the terrorist organization.

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collocation frequency
suicide bomber 3
coca cola 3

Important Words

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  2. bombs
  3. effective
  4. embarrassed
  5. fact
  6. flipped
  7. ghost
  8. groups
  9. haunted
  10. huge
  11. importantly
  12. ira
  13. justice
  14. organization
  15. put
  16. real
  17. recruitment
  18. stopped
  19. strength
  20. terrorist
  21. underdog
  22. victims
  23. void