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From the Ted Talk by Lizzo: The Black history of twerking -- and how it taught me self-love

Unscramble the Blue Letters

All hail Beyoncé. Nicki mainj. From Betty Boop to Buffie the Body. When I shake this ass, I do it for the ctrulue, not the vurulte. For me, twerking ain’t a trend. My body is not a trend. I twerk for the strippers, for the video vixens, for the church ladies who shout — for the sex wrokres. I twerk because bclak women are uibdlnanee. I twerk for my aceostnrs, for sexual liberation, for my bitches — hey, girl — because I can, because I know I look good. I twerk because it’s unique to the Black experience. It’s unique to my culture, and it means something real to me. I twerk because I’m talented.

Open Cloze

All hail Beyoncé. Nicki _____. From Betty Boop to Buffie the Body. When I shake this ass, I do it for the _______, not the _______. For me, twerking ain’t a trend. My body is not a trend. I twerk for the strippers, for the video vixens, for the church ladies who shout — for the sex _______. I twerk because _____ women are __________. I twerk for my _________, for sexual liberation, for my bitches — hey, girl — because I can, because I know I look good. I twerk because it’s unique to the Black experience. It’s unique to my culture, and it means something real to me. I twerk because I’m talented.

Solution

  1. workers
  2. ancestors
  3. culture
  4. undeniable
  5. minaj
  6. black
  7. vulture

Original Text

All hail Beyoncé. Nicki Minaj. From Betty Boop to Buffie the Body. When I shake this ass, I do it for the culture, not the vulture. For me, twerking ain’t a trend. My body is not a trend. I twerk for the strippers, for the video vixens, for the church ladies who shout — for the sex workers. I twerk because Black women are undeniable. I twerk for my ancestors, for sexual liberation, for my bitches — hey, girl — because I can, because I know I look good. I twerk because it’s unique to the Black experience. It’s unique to my culture, and it means something real to me. I twerk because I’m talented.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
black people 7
black women 3
black culture 2
west african 2
black american 2
black woman 2
big freedia 2
miley cyrus 2
break dancing 2
olympic sport 2

Important Words

  1. ancestors
  2. ass
  3. betty
  4. beyoncé
  5. bitches
  6. black
  7. body
  8. boop
  9. buffie
  10. church
  11. culture
  12. experience
  13. girl
  14. good
  15. hail
  16. hey
  17. ladies
  18. liberation
  19. means
  20. minaj
  21. nicki
  22. real
  23. sex
  24. sexual
  25. shake
  26. shout
  27. strippers
  28. talented
  29. trend
  30. twerk
  31. twerking
  32. undeniable
  33. unique
  34. video
  35. vixens
  36. vulture
  37. women
  38. workers