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From the Ted Talk by Hannah Gadsby: Three ideas. Three contradictions. Or not.

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Now, I'm sure there's quite a few of you who have already identified three ideas. A smart cwrod, by all anotuccs, so I wouldn't be surprised at all. But you might be surprised to find out that I don't have three ideas. I told you I had three ideas, and that was a lie. That was pure misdirection — I'm very funny. What I've done instead is I've taken whole handfuls of my ieads as sedes, and I've scarteetd them all throughout my talk. And why did I do that? Well, apart from shits and geglgis, it comes down to something my grandma always used to say. "It's not the garden, it's the gardening that counts." And "Nanette" taught me the truth to that truism. I fluly expected by bienkrag the contract of comedy and telling my story in all its truth and pain that that would push me further into the margins of both life and art. I expected that, and I was willing to pay that cost in order to tell my truth. But that is not what happened. The world did not push me away. It pulled me closer. Through an act of disconnection, I found ctennoocin. And it took me a long time to understand that what is at the heart of that cadcritnotoin is also at the heart of the contradiction as to why I can be so good at something I am so bad at.

Open Cloze

Now, I'm sure there's quite a few of you who have already identified three ideas. A smart _____, by all ________, so I wouldn't be surprised at all. But you might be surprised to find out that I don't have three ideas. I told you I had three ideas, and that was a lie. That was pure misdirection — I'm very funny. What I've done instead is I've taken whole handfuls of my _____ as _____, and I've _________ them all throughout my talk. And why did I do that? Well, apart from shits and _______, it comes down to something my grandma always used to say. "It's not the garden, it's the gardening that counts." And "Nanette" taught me the truth to that truism. I _____ expected by ________ the contract of comedy and telling my story in all its truth and pain that that would push me further into the margins of both life and art. I expected that, and I was willing to pay that cost in order to tell my truth. But that is not what happened. The world did not push me away. It pulled me closer. Through an act of disconnection, I found __________. And it took me a long time to understand that what is at the heart of that _____________ is also at the heart of the contradiction as to why I can be so good at something I am so bad at.

Solution

  1. scattered
  2. ideas
  3. crowd
  4. accounts
  5. seeds
  6. fully
  7. breaking
  8. contradiction
  9. giggles
  10. connection

Original Text

Now, I'm sure there's quite a few of you who have already identified three ideas. A smart crowd, by all accounts, so I wouldn't be surprised at all. But you might be surprised to find out that I don't have three ideas. I told you I had three ideas, and that was a lie. That was pure misdirection — I'm very funny. What I've done instead is I've taken whole handfuls of my ideas as seeds, and I've scattered them all throughout my talk. And why did I do that? Well, apart from shits and giggles, it comes down to something my grandma always used to say. "It's not the garden, it's the gardening that counts." And "Nanette" taught me the truth to that truism. I fully expected by breaking the contract of comedy and telling my story in all its truth and pain that that would push me further into the margins of both life and art. I expected that, and I was willing to pay that cost in order to tell my truth. But that is not what happened. The world did not push me away. It pulled me closer. Through an act of disconnection, I found connection. And it took me a long time to understand that what is at the heart of that contradiction is also at the heart of the contradiction as to why I can be so good at something I am so bad at.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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collocation frequency
comedy show 3
break comedy 3
entire family 2
quit comedy 2

Important Words

  1. accounts
  2. act
  3. art
  4. bad
  5. breaking
  6. closer
  7. comedy
  8. connection
  9. contract
  10. contradiction
  11. cost
  12. counts
  13. crowd
  14. disconnection
  15. expected
  16. find
  17. fully
  18. funny
  19. garden
  20. gardening
  21. giggles
  22. good
  23. grandma
  24. handfuls
  25. happened
  26. heart
  27. ideas
  28. identified
  29. lie
  30. life
  31. long
  32. margins
  33. misdirection
  34. order
  35. pain
  36. pay
  37. pulled
  38. pure
  39. push
  40. scattered
  41. seeds
  42. shits
  43. smart
  44. story
  45. surprised
  46. talk
  47. taught
  48. telling
  49. time
  50. told
  51. truism
  52. truth
  53. understand
  54. world