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From the Ted Talk by James Veitch: This is what happens when you reply to spam email

Unscramble the Blue Letters

A few yreas ago, I got one of those spam emails. And it maagned to get through my spam filter. I'm not quite sure how, but it turned up in my inbox, and it was from a guy called Solomon oookdnh.
It went like this: it said, "Hello James Veitch, I have an interesting business proposal I want to share with you, Solomon." Now, my hand was kind of hovering on the delete button, right? I was looking at my phone. I thought, I could just dleete this. Or I could do what I think we've all always wanted to do.

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A few _____ ago, I got one of those spam emails. And it _______ to get through my spam filter. I'm not quite sure how, but it turned up in my inbox, and it was from a guy called Solomon _______.
It went like this: it said, "Hello James Veitch, I have an interesting business proposal I want to share with you, Solomon." Now, my hand was kind of hovering on the delete button, right? I was looking at my phone. I thought, I could just ______ this. Or I could do what I think we've all always wanted to do.

Solution

  1. managed
  2. delete
  3. odonkoh
  4. years

Original Text

A few years ago, I got one of those spam emails. And it managed to get through my spam filter. I'm not quite sure how, but it turned up in my inbox, and it was from a guy called Solomon Odonkoh.
It went like this: it said, "Hello James Veitch, I have an interesting business proposal I want to share with you, Solomon." Now, my hand was kind of hovering on the delete button, right? I was looking at my phone. I thought, I could just delete this. Or I could do what I think we've all always wanted to do.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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Important Words

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  4. delete
  5. emails
  6. filter
  7. guy
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  9. hovering
  10. inbox
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  23. veitch
  24. wanted
  25. years