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From the Ted Talk by Jonathan Harris: The Web's secret stories

Unscramble the Blue Letters

So we can see where it's emerging here, like persinedt Ford, Iraq, Bush. And we can actually isolate just the wodrs — I call them secrets — and we can cause them to form an alphabetical list. And we see Anna Nicole Smith playing a big role recently. President Ford — this is Gerald Ford's funeral. We can actually click anything in Universe and have it become the ctener of the uniersve, and everything else will enter its orbit. So, we'll click Ford, and now that becomes the center. And the things that relate to Ford enter its orbit and swirl around it.

Open Cloze

So we can see where it's emerging here, like _________ Ford, Iraq, Bush. And we can actually isolate just the _____ — I call them secrets — and we can cause them to form an alphabetical list. And we see Anna Nicole Smith playing a big role recently. President Ford — this is Gerald Ford's funeral. We can actually click anything in Universe and have it become the ______ of the ________, and everything else will enter its orbit. So, we'll click Ford, and now that becomes the center. And the things that relate to Ford enter its orbit and swirl around it.

Solution

  1. words
  2. universe
  3. president
  4. center

Original Text

So we can see where it's emerging here, like President Ford, Iraq, Bush. And we can actually isolate just the words — I call them secrets — and we can cause them to form an alphabetical list. And we see Anna Nicole Smith playing a big role recently. President Ford — this is Gerald Ford's funeral. We can actually click anything in Universe and have it become the center of the universe, and everything else will enter its orbit. So, we'll click Ford, and now that becomes the center. And the things that relate to Ford enter its orbit and swirl around it.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
time capsule 5
bill clinton 5
feel fine 4
climate change 4
night sky 3
world today 2
geographical location 2
great stories 2
aurora borealis 2
personal mythology 2

Important Words

  1. alphabetical
  2. anna
  3. big
  4. bush
  5. call
  6. center
  7. click
  8. emerging
  9. enter
  10. ford
  11. form
  12. funeral
  13. gerald
  14. iraq
  15. isolate
  16. list
  17. nicole
  18. orbit
  19. playing
  20. president
  21. relate
  22. role
  23. secrets
  24. smith
  25. swirl
  26. universe
  27. words