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From the Ted Talk by Jamil Abu-Wardeh: The Axis of Evil Middle East Comedy Tour

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Now, were the Axis scufsuscel? In five countries, in just under a month, we had tsdaonuhs of fanatical fans come and see them live. We had millions see them on TV and on TV news. In jdaorn, we had His Majesty the King come and see them. In fact, they were so successful that you could buy a pirated copy of their DVD, even before it was released in the Middle East. Anywhere you go. So everywhere we went, we atniediuod amateurs. We filmed that process and aired a documentary. I called it "Three Guys and Wonho." It really is his name. And all this TV and Internet exposure has led to a gerat many recruits to our cause. In Dubai this year, we've just had the first all-women's, homegrown stand-up show. And notice two of them are wearing hdaecevrass, and yes, even they can lgauh.

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Now, were the Axis __________? In five countries, in just under a month, we had _________ of fanatical fans come and see them live. We had millions see them on TV and on TV news. In ______, we had His Majesty the King come and see them. In fact, they were so successful that you could buy a pirated copy of their DVD, even before it was released in the Middle East. Anywhere you go. So everywhere we went, we __________ amateurs. We filmed that process and aired a documentary. I called it "Three Guys and Wonho." It really is his name. And all this TV and Internet exposure has led to a _____ many recruits to our cause. In Dubai this year, we've just had the first all-women's, homegrown stand-up show. And notice two of them are wearing ___________, and yes, even they can _____.

Solution

  1. jordan
  2. thousands
  3. laugh
  4. great
  5. successful
  6. headscarves
  7. auditioned

Original Text

Now, were the Axis successful? In five countries, in just under a month, we had thousands of fanatical fans come and see them live. We had millions see them on TV and on TV news. In Jordan, we had His Majesty the King come and see them. In fact, they were so successful that you could buy a pirated copy of their DVD, even before it was released in the Middle East. Anywhere you go. So everywhere we went, we auditioned amateurs. We filmed that process and aired a documentary. I called it "Three Guys and Wonho." It really is his name. And all this TV and Internet exposure has led to a great many recruits to our cause. In Dubai this year, we've just had the first all-women's, homegrown stand-up show. And notice two of them are wearing headscarves, and yes, even they can laugh.

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