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seeing um telling essay the final seven posters – Speech patterns – Word | context | word – Grid speech patterns – Human versus computer filters – Emotion filters – Um evident – Speed of speech

the exhibition the process and inspirations – Documenting process – The 5 sense – Plutchik’s wheel of emotions – Visualize thought through images – Thought through language Analyzing words How visual effect our emotions Objectivity through context “mind” – Collecting stories – Visualizing stories Chris’s story Beth’s story Ann’s story – Emotion chart | each line indcates 10 secs. – Part of speech pattern | each line indcates 10 secs. – Speed of speech chart between three stories – Emotion Filters – Um Evident – Speed of Speech


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It’s probably not a good idea to choose a thesis idea as complex as analyzing a language I didn’t grow up speaking or hearing. My native language is Thai, yet as a member of the global design community, I also must interact with English, an international language. I love listening to stories, and I am interested in analyzing the way people tell them. I asked some of my classmates to tell me stories about their childhoods. Faint memories came back as rich stories. I used a video camera to record the stories as people told them. I transcribed this spoken language into text. Then I created various systems to analyze the elements of storytelling. Finally, I designed posters to represent my analysis. I named my project “Seeing Um Telling” to represent my effort to translate talking into typography. The mysterious process of speech fascinates me. How do we transform our thoughts into spoken language? During speech, we think, talk, hesitate, pause, and say “um,” or “uh,” to buy time. Talking is an activity that relies on thinking in the moment. It’s part of our communication style and individual verbal habits. All these behaviors affect how each person narrates. After collecting ten stories, I choose three that I thought had potential for analysis. My friends’ stories and the way they narrated them portray their personalities. I started to create systems around the analysis. Starting with three stories gave me a chance to see how each system could apply to other stories. The process also allows comparisons among the stories. Chris’s story is long, confessional and had the most emotional contrast, while Beth and Ann’s stories are more direct, clear and focused. I chose to focus on Chris’s story, analyzing in twenty graphic ways.

[1} This system represents speech patterns. I broke down the story into sections that indicated 5-second intervals. I divided the words into a grid with equal spacing. The number of words in each line forms a bar graph that shows the speed of speech. It showed how fast or how slow Chris talks throughout each session. I also coded each word by color based on the part of speech. This pattern symbolizes the frequency of speed, tone, rhythm, and fillers. The pattern allows viewers to see the number of times Chris mentions one person and what kind of description he gives that person. Also, the intensities of each color show in what part of the story he uses more fillers and the frequency of negative and positive words. In the beginning of the story, Chris says, “Ross is the best thing I had.” A reader might interpret the tone of Chris’s statement as positive, but upon close inspection, the reader will see that Chris intended sarcasm. The readers can see the negative colors around one spot of positive colors. The outcome expresses emotion not only through choice of words but also through rhythm and pace during different parts of the story. The pattern allows the viewers to see the mood and tone in each part without reading through the whole story. [2] After exploring the parts of speech in objective ways, I became more interested in analyzing subjective aspects of the stories. I categorized emotions throughout the story. I was interested in how a computer algorithm would judge the emotions of the story. I filtered the story with a natural language processor, and it pointed out the positive and negative words. It’s fascinating to compare the nuances of human judgment to the computer filters. For instance, the computer program defined the word pretty as differently as a positive adjective. Yet Chris was using the word as a noncommittal adverb. Because of this,

the program categorized the word differently than I did. The program also picked out the word super as positive, but in this context, it is being used as an adjective in the phrase “super freaked out.” By contrast, the program fails to identify the phrases anti-social and no friend as negative while identifying friend and adventure as a positive word. My design represents human judgment with a thick line and the program’s judgment with thin. [3] The next poster applies an emotional filter to each part of the story. There are four main emotions: negative, contrary, neutral, and positive emotion. I used my own judgment to begin and later asked the story’s teller to verify. I used color to differentiate between certain stages of emotions. [4] Uncovered words indicated fillers such as um, uh, and, like, which contrasted with the emotion fillers. In general, the fillers mostly occurred in the beginning and middle parts of the story, rather than at the end. More important, the fillers are often used when the speaker is switching emotions. I made the fillers more evident in the preceding poster by blocking out other words and emphasizing the fillers.


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| nov 8, 2010 | 242 words in 1 mins 30 secs


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A key part of my thesis exhibition in the graphic design in Master of Fine Art at MICA was the creation of motion graphics. The video served as an introduction to the posters that follow with the details. The type appears on the screen one word at a time, synchronized with the voice of the tellers. These videos allowed visitors to both see and hear the stories simultaneously without any distracting of images.

[4} The last piece of my poster design compared all three stories over time. Each line length indicates the number of words spoken in five seconds. It compares each 5 seconds of each story together. Chris Clark spoke both the fastest with 26 words in 5 seconds and the slowest with 2 words in 5 seconds. He spoke fast during the climax of the story, where he took action after having victimized from the beginning. The slowest part of his story was when he lost his train of thought in the story’s transition section. The poster shows how long, fast, and slow he talked, and how long he paused. Chris’s variable data makes him the most inconsistent in speech rate. Ann and Beth spoke the fastest at 20 words per 5 seconds. They have a more consistent rate of talking throughout their whole stories.

The words appear and disappear, symbolizing the spoken language’s transience as it passes from the speaker to the audience. In contrast with subtitles in a film or closed captions on TV, these motion graphics follow the spoken stories in real time. The screen appears blank, implying that the teller paused. Words that appear for a very short moment mean when the speaker talks very fast. These motion pieces were simply designed. They presented small black words on a white screen. This simplicity contrasts with the complexity of the color-codes posters. The bar graphs under the screens supplemented the motion pieces. They immediately showed information about different kinds of words that the tellers used in their stories. There were no numbers for each category but only the lengths for comparison.

There are also parts toward the end of the story where Chris got excited and enthusiastic. He spoke quickly. Here, he did not use a lot of fillers. All these conclusions are evident in his emotion, tone, mood, pace and rhythm. Words like um, uh and like occurred the most in Chris’s speech – 5 per every 100 words. Interestingly, Beth used only 1 filter word in every 100 words and Ann used less than 1 per every 300 words. However, Ann said like 8 times per every 100 words. When comparing these three people, Chris’s amount of filler words seems extremely high. In reality, the American adult English speaker uses 7 fillers per every 100 words [5], although, we hardly notice them. It is obvious that fillers affect the speed of speaking, but they are not necessarily influenced by emotions. This project is not intended to catch all the errors in spoken language. Rather, it is attempting to reveal how we communicate verbally. I created an objective and subjective dissection of spoken language. Even though I subjected three narratives to this analysis, the system can apply to any kind of storytelling, speech or interview.

It, metaphorically speaking, creates a blueprint that to parallel the story. It’s a system that is based a particular story, but it alternatively allows the reader to interpret the story on their own. Instead of seeing a story from one perspective in linear form, it gives readers another perspective on the stories. By looking at the system, you can better understand the tone, emotion and rhythms of the stories as well as observe the way people tell them. Above all, I am interested in seeing the visual patterns created when language is filtered through a typographic system. There’s an element of beauty and surprise that comes from the organic texture of speech and language meeting an abstract system. [5] Um. Slips, stumbles, and verbal blunders, and what they mean by Micheal Erard, Pantheon 2007


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27

um

I had a friend

no self-control

um

and he was

and

uh

both, both my parents so

um

I had to, had to

until our parents um

finally came

and

uh

and so

and

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um

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and

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he

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and

um

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and he

um

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and

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all the hairdryers

he

uh

he ran to hit

one of the

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and

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really shitty

he

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he

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he

was never knew

he

always did

he

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he

was, he was the best thing I

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so that was what Ross

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and uh

he

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one time

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characters

he

said

he

didn’t want to draw

and uh

he

got really mad at me

and uh

he

uh

you know,

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and I

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people who ran Ross

um

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uh

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I

was in,

I

believe it was

I

think um

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had a friend

but

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and

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had no friends

the best thing

I

had so

they had seen

um

um

my, me

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um uh

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Ross Mercer was my

friend and uh

both, both

my

parents worked

so um

I

had to, had to stay

moms where

I

was living

pick us up but

I

had to wait

until

my

dad would

sorry

I

lost my train of thought

and

I

had a character

really mad at

me

for trying, trying to

and

I

thought it was

so

I

started drawing it

really mad at

me

about this

and um

I

guess whenever

earlier than

me

and he um

so

I

couldn’t get out

and uh

I

was super freaked out

he

um

and

we

all just sat around

you know

I

was like a super shy

he

thought it would

tried to keep

us

preoccupied and and

really freaked

me

out and of course

his

arms really wide

not hurting

ourselves

and

I

was totally freaking out

his

business earlier

just thought

until

our

parents

so

I

was nearly at the point

he

would flip the lights

and picked

us

up

trapping

me

in the bathroom

he

kept turning on

and pick

us

up but I had to

so

my

only way of escaping

um

we

just

so

I

grabbed

um

we

would always draw

as

I

opened the door

we

only

and

I

got in trouble

we

only did a few activities

but

I

really didn’t feel

we

would

like

I

deserved that

we

he

it was

Ross

so

he

had to take

so what

he

was also

since it was

Ross he

had to take

he

just would not stop ‘cause

would go out

and

I

this kid

was completely

we

would

uh

I

but

he

had every five

we

would

that to

my

dad

‘cause

he

would have to

we

would take

that

I

was in trouble

this is how bored we

were and then

because

my

irritating friend

if

we

weren’t doing that

Ross locked

me

in the bathroom

we

were drawing pictures

um anyways

I

don’t think

we

both, both

I

will ever be the same again

and

so at one moment he uh

he

ran to hit

um

Ross

um

irritating friend Ross

locked me

and

he uh

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Um

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ToTal

27

I think

um

I had a friend

no self-control

um

and he was

and

uh

both, both my parents so

um

I had to, had to

until our parents um

finally came

and

uh

and so

and

um uh

sorry I lost my train of thought

um

we just

um

and

uh

he had some other

and

uh

he got really mad and

uh

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8 29 1

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38

friend named

Ross Mercer

and

Ross Mercer sucked

um and and and

he

uh

we both, both

and

um

I guess

and he

um

he thought

and

uh

I was super freaked out

turning on all theuh

all the hairdryers

he

uh

he ran to hit

one of the

uh

I

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um

one of the

uh

people who ran

and

uh

they had seen

really shitty

um

Ross

um

also got in trouble

uh

I still remember

um

anyways I don’t think

bu

an

th

he

was like the most

he

had no self-control

he

was never knew

bo

he

always did

so

he

would continue

m

and I

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when

i

was

in,

i

believe

it

was

fourth

grade,

i

i

had

a

friend

named

ross

mercer

and

ross

mercer

sucked

think,

um

he

was

like

the

most

irritating human

being

on

the

planet,

he

had

no

self-

control

um

and

he

never

knew

when

the

point

where

it

was

funny

to

the

point

to

stop,

where

it

was

genuinely irritating and

but

i

was

incredibly shy

and

antisocial and

i

had

no

friends,

so

ross

mercer

he

he

was,

he

was

the

best

thing

i

had

and

uh

both,

both

my

parents

worked

so

um

i

had

to,

had

to

stay

after

school

everyday

at

this

thing

called

adventure club

and

adventure club

took

place

in

the

cafeteria

and

and

played

board

games,

basically

they

tried

to

keep

us

preoccupied and

and

from

not

hurting

ourselves until

our

parents

um

finally

came

and

picked

us

most

of

the

kids

had

stay-

at-

home

moms

where

i

was

living

up

but

i

had

to

wait

an

additional two

hours

until

my

dad

and

so

that

was

what

ross

also

in

adventure club

and

um

uh

sorry,

i

lost

my

train

of

thought

um

we

just

um

we

would

always

draw

pictures,

we

only,

we

only

did

in

the

summer

we

would

we

would

go

out

and

we

would

we

baseball

bats

and

try

to

kill

yellow-

jackets

around

a

trashcan, this

is

how

and

always

did

everything past

and

he

would

continue,

was

my

friend

we

all

just

sat

around

so

their

moms

would

come

and

would

get

off

work

and

uh

a

few

activities,

would

we

would

take

yellow

plastic

bored

we

were

and

then

he

said

up

if

we

weren’t

doing

that

we

were

drawing

pictures,

i

had

a

character named

zucchni

cookie

and

uh

he

had

some

other

characters, one

time

he

got

really

mad

at

me

for

trying,

trying

to

for

using

one

of

his

characters but

that

was

because

he

didn’t

want

to

draw

it

anymore,

and

i

thought

it

was

a

pretty

sweet

character so

i

he

got

really

mad

at

me

about

this

and

uh

both,

me

pick

them

started

drawing

it

arms

and

um

he

uh

we

both

went

to

the

bathroom

and

the

bathroom was

kind

of

far

off

it

was

down

the

hallway

and

um

i

guess

whenever in

the

bathroom you

know,

he

finished

peeing

and

doing

his

bussiness

earlier

than

and

he

um

he

thought

it

would

be

really

funny

to

stand

in

front

of

the

door

with

his

relly

wide

like

this

so

i

couldn’t

get

out

of

the

door

and

he

just

thought

this

was

hysterical and

he

would

flip

the

light

on

and

off

really

fast,

he

kept

turning

on

the

lights

so

it

was

a

very

like

intense

like

strobe-

light

effect

and

uh

i

was

super

freaked

out

‘cause

you

know

i

was

like

a

super

shy

and

timid

kid

this

sort

of

thing

really

freaked

me

out

and

of

course

was

he

had

to

take

everything way

too

far

so

what

he

was

also

turning

on

all

the

uh

going

on

and

just

go

off

so

all

the

hairdryers in

the

bathroom, so

it

was

all

this

sound

happening, and

lights

were

and

i

was

freaking

out,

and

since

it

was

ross

he

had

to

take

everything

not

only

too

far

past

the

point

where

it

was

annoying

but

even

farther

than

that,

and

he

would

not

stop,

so

i

was

nearly

at

the

point

of

tears

here

‘cause

this

kid

was

completely balistic

totally

and

and

trapping

me

in

the

bathroom and

turning

on

the

hairdryers,but

he

had

every

five

minutes

the

‘cause

they

were

on

a

timer,

so

my

only

way

of

escaping

was

waiting

for

all

of

the

hairdryers

hairdryers again

go

back

to

go

off

‘cause

he

would

have

to

run

and

hit

the

to

make

them

so

at

one

moment

he

uh

he

ran

to

hit

the

hairdryers and

that

was

my

escape,

and

right

as

i

opened

the

door,

one

of

the

um,

was

there,

and

uh

to

explain

that

so

i

grabbed

the

door

and

ran

out,

one

of

the

uh

people

who

ran

adventure club

they

had

seen

the

whole

thing,

and

i

got

in

trouble

for

it,

which

is

really

really

shitty

um

ross

um

also

got

in

trouble

too,

but

i

really

didn’t

feel

like

i

deserved

that,

and

i

uh

i

still

remember having

that

i

was

in

trouble

because

my

irritating friend

ross

locked

me

in

the

bathroom

and

turned

off

all

the

lights

and

flipped

on

all

the

hairdryers um,

anyways

i

don’t

think

i

will

ever

be

the

same

again

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like

the

most

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being

on

the

planet,

he

had

no

self-

control

um

and

he

never

knew

when

to

stop,

the

point

where

it

was

funny

to

the

point

where

it

was

genuinely irritating and

but

i

was

incredibly shy

and

antisocial and

i

had

no

friends,

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ross

mercer

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parents

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had

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to

stay

after

school

everyday

at

this

thing

called

adventure club

and

adventure club

took

place

in

the

cafeteria

and

and

played

board

games,

basically

they

tried

to

keep

us

preoccupied and

and

from

not

hurting

ourselves until

our

parents

um

finally

came

and

picked

us

most

of

the

kids

had

stay-

at-

home

moms

where

i

was

living

up

but

i

had

to

wait

an

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hours

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only

did

a

few

in

the

summer

we

would

we

would

go

out

and

we

would

we

would

we

would

take

yellow

plastic

baseball

bats

and

try

to

kill

yellow-

jackets

around

a

trashcan, this

is

how

bored

we

were

and

then

if

we

weren’t

doing

that

we

were

drawing

pictures,

and

i

had

a

character named

zucchni

cookie

and

uh

he

had

some

other

characters, one

time

he

got

really

at

me

for

trying,

trying

to

for

using

one

of

his

characters but

that

was

because

he

he

didn’t

want

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draw

it

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and

i

thought

it

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me

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uh

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we

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whenever in

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doing

his

bussiness

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he

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he

would

flip

the

light

on

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off

really

fast,

he

kept

turning

on

the

lights

so

it

was

a

very

like

intense

like

strobe-

light

effect

and

uh

i

was

super

freaked

out

‘cause

you

know

i

was

like

a

super

shy

and

timid

kid

this

sort

of

thing

really

freaked

me

out

and

of

course

was

he

had

to

take

everything way

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far

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what

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and

since

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ross

he

had

to

take

everything

not

only

too

far

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the

point

where

it

was

annoying

but

even

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that,

and

he

would

not

stop,

so

i

was

nearly

at

the

point

of

tears

here

‘cause

this

kid

was

completely balistic

and

and

trapping

me

in

the

bathroom and

turning

on

the

hairdryers,but

he

had

every

five

minutes

the

‘cause

they

were

on

a

timer,

so

my

only

way

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escaping

was

waiting

for

all

of

the

hairdryers

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go

off

‘cause

he

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have

to

run

and

hit

the

hairdryers again

to

make

them

go

back

so

at

one

moment

he

uh

he

ran

to

hit

the

hairdryers and

that

was

my

escape,

so

i

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door

and

ran

out,

and

right

as

i

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door,

one

of

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um,

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of

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trouble

for

it,

which

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um

also

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trouble

too,

but

i

really

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like

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uh

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explain

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trouble

because

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ross

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me

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the

bathroom

and

turned

off

all

the

lights

and

flipped

on

all

the

hairdryers um,

anyways

i

don’t

think

i

will

ever

be

the

same

again

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when i was in , i believe it was fourth grade , i think , um when i was a kid , my dad was a crazy fisherman , he would go out all night a story from my childhood that sort of defines i had a friend named ross mercer and ross mercer sucked , and come home and sleep for an hour or two and then he would like a moment of realization for me was when , he was like the most irritating human being on the planet , get up and work all day um he had boats , he ran a charter boat , i remember i was really young and i was , that ’ s probably like six he had no self - control um and he was never knew when to stop , he always did everything past which we had a little business out of it and in order to or seven and i was in the car with my brother and sister in the point where it was funny to the point wher e it was genuinely irritating and and he would continue , have bait , he kept a bath tub in our side yard , um the back seat and my dad was driving but i was incredibly shy and antisocial and i had no friends , filled with eels and there was a wooden , and it was a really cloudy day and it was kind of cold and i just he was , he was the best thing i had so ross mercer was my friend a wooden top for it , there was almost always water didn ’ t like the weather outside and i was like looking at the window and i was like i wish everyday and uh both , both my parents worked so um running through the tub , and when i said that there were eels was a sunny day and i just said it ‘ cause you know i was like lalala i had to , had to stay after school everyday at this thing in the tub , i don ’ t mean that there were like five eels swimming in the water in the tub , and then my sister turns to me and she goes everyday is sunny, called adventure club and adventure club took place in the cafeteria and we all just sat around i mean it ’ s like a horror movie , like it ’ s filled with eels and they were all it ’ s just the clouds block the sun and i was like and played board games , basically they tried to keep us preoccupied and and slithering around each other, really pretty nasty, right ? so literally, my mind could not realize that , i was like from not hurting ourselves until our parents um finally came and picked us up , i was always so curious , they were all black and um i ’ d never seen anything like them , oh my god , you mean , the sun is like always out and most of the kids had stay - at - home moms where i was living so their mom would come and pick them there is no other animal or fish that that ’ s like them and it ’ s , it ’ s always just above the clouds like my my little mind like worked so hard up but i had to wait an additional two hours until my dad would get off work and uh i would go out and push the wooden board aside and i ’ d peek in to like figure out what it meant and then i realized that and then i was like and so that was what ross was also in adventure club and sometimes i would stick my hand in and grab one and then i ’ d get more oh my god , everyday is sunny, that ’ s crazy and so , and um brave , and i ’ d take an eel out and hold it , and then that was , that was a moment that i really realized that like i didn ’ t quite understand uh sorry i lost my train of thought um one time , i took one out and i dropped it and it was slithering around on the ground the world and that people could teach me like all these new things we just um we would always draw pictures , we only, we only did a few activities , and i was scared , i don ’ t know what i was scared of that that took me a while to understand but once when i knew i was like that ’ s really cool . in the summer we would we would go out and we would we would we would take yellow plastic but i couldn ’ t catch it , so there was a sledge hammer

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baseball bats and try to kill yellow - jackets around a trashcan , this is how bored we were and then nearby which uh a rubber mallet , i don ’ t know, maybe they ’ re the same thing ,

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if we weren ’ t doing that we were drawing pictures , and i had a character named and i took the rubber mallet and i beat it and i killed it

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zucchni cookie and uh he had some other characters one time he got really mad and i threw it off into the field and

18 11

at me for trying , trying to , for using one of his characters but that was because he said covered it back up , covered the bathtub of eels back up

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he didn ’ t want to draw it anymore , and i thought it was a pretty sweet character so i started drawing it and um and i was pretty young , i was probably

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he got really mad at me about this and uh eight or ten , and i think about that probably

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he uh we both , both went to the bathroom monthly, just that ’ s probably the only time i ’ ve ever intentionally killed an animal larger

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and the bathroom was kind of far off it was down the hallway and um than a bug um and it really really

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i guess whenever in the bathroom you know, he finished peeing and doing his business earlier than me sticks with me , there was absolutely no need to kill that eel ,

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and he um he thought it would be really funny to stand in front of the door with his arms if i ’ d just let it go it would have died on its own but it was just that fear

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really wide like this so i couldn ’ t get out of the door and he just thought this was hysterical and he would flip that overtook me and i had to kill it .

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all the hairdryers in the bathroom , so it was all this sound happening , and lights were going on and off,

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and i was totally freaking out , and since it was ross he had to take everything

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would not stop , so i was nearly at the point of tears here ‘ cause this kid was completely ballistic

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anyways i don ’ t think i will ever be the same again comparing three stories each line indicates a 5-seconds increment

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beth taylor

| nov 5, 2010 | 380 words in 2 mins 30 secs

ann liu

| nov 8, 2010 | 242 words in 1 mins 30 secs


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and uh both , both my parents worked so um running through the tub , and when i said that there were eels was a sunny day and i just said it ‘ cause you know i was like lalala i had to , had to stay after school everyday at this thing in the tub , i don ’ t mean that there were like five eels swimming in the water in the tub , and then my sister turns to me and she goes everyday is sunny, called adventure club and adventure club took place in the cafeteria and we all just sat around i mean it ’ s like a horror movie , like it ’ s filled with eels and they were all it ’ s just the clouds block the sun and i was like and played board games , basically they tried to keep us preoccupied and and slithering around each other, really pretty nasty, right ? so literally, my mind could not realize that , i was like from not hurting ourselves until our parents um finally came and picked us up , i was always so curious , they were all black and um i ’ d never seen anything like them , oh my god , you mean , the sun is like always out and most of the kids had stay - at - home moms where i was living so their mom would come and pick th there is no other animal or fish that that ’ s like them and it ’ s , it ’ s always just above the clouds like my my little mind like worked so hard up but i had to wait an additional two hours until my dad would get off work and uh i would go out and push the wooden board aside and i ’ d peek in to like figure out what it meant and then i realized that and then i was like and so that was what ross was also in adventure club and sometimes i would stick my hand in and grab one and then i ’ d get more oh my god , everyday is sunny, that ’ s crazy and so , and um brave , and i ’ d take an eel out and hold it , and then that was , that was a moment that i really realized that like i didn ’ t quite understand uh sorry i lost my train of thought um one time , i took one out and i dropped it and it was slithering around on the ground the world and that people could teach me like all these new things we just um we would always draw pictures , we only, we only did a few activities , and i was scared , i don ’ t know what i was scared of that that took me a while to understand but once when i knew i was like that ’ s really cool . in the summer we would we would go out and we would we would we would take yellow plastic but i couldn ’ t catch it , so there was a sledge hammer

18 16

baseball bats and try to kill yellow - jackets around a trashcan , this is how bored we were and t nearby which uh a rubber mallet , i don ’ t know, maybe they ’ re the same thing ,

16 14

if we weren ’ t doing that we were drawing pictures , and i had a character named and i took the rubber mallet and i beat it and i killed it

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zucchni cookie and uh he had some other characters one time he got really mad and i threw it off into the field and

18 11

at me for trying , trying to , for using one of his characters but that was because he said covered it back up , covered the bathtub of eels back up

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he didn ’ t want to draw it anymore , and i thought it was a pretty sweet character so i started d and i was pretty young , i was probably

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he uh we both , both went to the bathroom monthly, just that ’ s probably the only time i ’ ve ever intentionally killed an animal larger

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and the bathroom was kind of far off it was down the hallway and um than a bug um and it really really

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i guess whenever in the bathroom you know, he finished peeing and doing his business earlier th sticks with me , there was absolutely no need to kill that eel ,


the exhibition


the processes and inspirations


Have you ever been with your thought at the time you are thinking? How can we focus on activities of the mind?

connecting thought, emotions and images focusing your mind understand how you feel

living in the present moment


documenting process

observe

Design Process : April 10, 2010

describe

document


mindfulness

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gnats in balloon


the five senses The five senses contributed to human emotion attitude and thought.

feeling

Design Process : April 11, 2010

thinking


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visualizing thought through images

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I’m thinking about what I am thinking.

Design Process : April 26, 2010

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it’s loud outside.

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Learn to stand on your own / young calf. It’s so young it totters when she licks it / french breads / tuxedo / pantomiming / Mr.Wilson, “This song should make my mother cry!” Deep River my home is over Jordan / Peach tree / Presbyterian church, Savannah, GA / Stone mountains / Kelly Teall needs my inhaler / Chris Hade climbs up the mountain with us / So does Joel Hade, then he got cancer and dies right before his benefit concert and in the last song. / Michael and I thought for a second that that one guys was Chris but it wasn’t. It’s just some guy who looks like Chris. “We ain’t got dames!” / And then Abbey has cancer too and I’m worried about her life and every time I get a new care page update I hope it’s not going to tell me that they found more spots in her lungs and speaking of lungs. / I’m so pleased that my asthma seems to be under control now and that I haven’t been getting sick as much lately / I want to be healthy like Ahsley / I am excited for Ragbrai this summer and sleeping out under the stars with bats flying above our heads / cicadas chirping reminds me of Mimi’s house / I love 17. reminds me I should call her and tell her I love her. Lauren’s Adam’s thought / April 24, 2010 Past

Present

Design Process : April 26, 2010

Future

The 5 Senses

Thought

Positive thought

Negative thought

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How visual effect our emotions

I was twenty one and moving out of my first rented home. The dishes had not been done in months and at ten in the morning i awoke to my roomate resolving the issue by simply throwing them all in the garbage (including one of my favorite tumblers, of which it’s sister now lives as a pencil jar, since I can’t stand having single kinds of anything). Chris Clark’s thought / July 20, 2010

It reminds me of living in San Francisco. I used to buy beautiful flowers and put them in jars we had, because I didn’t have a flower vase. Ann Liu’s thought / July 20, 2010

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Chris Clark’s thought

at night with too much caffein

August 22, 2010


Chris Clarkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s thought

in the morning with no caffein

August 22, 2010


collecting stories

My dad had shape my memory in term of work ethic. It is motivation and energy to do things in oder to provide.

The time when I get surgery was the point that I chaged my interest in my life. Jinkwan Kim | Nov 8, 2011

Jessica Karle | Nov 10, 2011

Maybe when I go there for Thanksgiving, I will walk out and find the monkey bridge again. Lauren P. Adams | Nov 10, 2011

I am gonna be biking for the rest of my life

Everyday is a sunny day.

Cameron Zotter | Nov 5, 2011

Ann Liu | Nov 8, 2011


My dad built the house so of course I can do this. Chris McCampbell | Nov 8, 2011

He was like the most irritating human being on the planet. Chris Clark | Nov 5, 2011

And then just listened to his song, I forgot my pain and since then, he became one of my favorite artist in the world. Michal Rotberg | Nov 10, 2011

But it was just that fear that overtook me and I have to kill it Beth Taylor | Nov 8, 2011


visualizing story

He was like the most irritating human being on the planet.

Design Process : Dec 2 , 2010


When I was in, I believe it was fourth grade, I think, um | I had a friend named Ross Mercer and Ross Mercer sucked, | he was like the most irritating human being on the planet, | he had no self-control um and he was never knew when to stop, he always did everything past | the point where it was funny to the point where it was genuinely irritating and and he would continue, | but I was incredibly shy and antisocial and I had no friends, | he was, he was the best thing I had so Ross Mercer was my friend | and uh both, both my parents worked so um | I had to, had to stay after school everyday at this thing | called adventure club and adventure club took place in the cafeteria and we all just sat around | and played board games, basically they tried to keep us preoccupied and and | from not hurting ourselves until our parents um finally came and picked us up, | most of the kids had stay-at-home moms where I was living so their mom would come and pick them | up but I had to wait an additional two hours until my dad would get off work and uh | and so that was what Ross was also in adventure club | and um | uh sorry I lost my train of thought um | we just um we would always draw pictures, we only, we only did a few activities, | in the summer we would we would go out and we would we would we would take yellow plastic | baseball bats and try to kill yellow-jackets around a trashcan, this is how bored we were and then | if we weren’t doing that we were drawing pictures, and I had a character named | Zucchni Cookie and uh he had some other characters one time he got really mad | at me for trying, trying to, for using one of his characters but that was because he said | he didn’t want to draw it anymore, and I thought it was a pretty sweet characters so I started drawing it and um | he got really mad at me about this and uh | he uh we both, both went to the bathroom | and the bathroom was kind of far off it was down the hallway and um | I guess whenever in the bathroom you know, he finished peeing and doing his business earlier than me | and he um he thought it would be really funny to stand in front of the door with his arms | really wide like this so I couldn’t get out of the door and he just thought this was hysterical and he would flip | the lights on and off really fast, he kept turning on the lights so it was a very like intense like strobe-light effect | and uh I was super freaked out | ‘cause you know I was like a super shy and timid kid this sort of thing really freaked me out and of course it was Ross, | so he had to take everything way too far so what he was also turning on all the uh | all the hairdryers in the bathroom, so it was all this sound happening, and lights were going on and off, | and I was totally freaking out, and since it was Ross he had to take everything | not only too far past the point where it was it was annoying but even farther than that, and he just | would not stop, so I was nearly at the point of tears here ‘cause this kid was completely ballistic | and and trapping me in the bathroom and turning on the hairdryers, but he had every five minutes the hairdryers would go off | ‘cause they were on a timer, so my only way of escaping was waiting for all of the hairdryers | to go off ‘cause he would have to run and hit the hairdryers again to make them go back on | so at one moment he uh he ran to hit the hairdryers and that was my escape, | so I grabbed the door and ran out, and right as I opened the door, one of the um | one of the uh people who ran adventure club was there, and uh | they had seen the whole thing, and I got in trouble for it, | which is really really shitty um Ross um also got in trouble too, | but I really didn’t feel like I deserved that, and I uh I still remember having to explain that to my dad, | that I was in trouble because my irritating friend Ross locked me in the bathroom | and turned off all the lights and flipped on all the hairdryers um, | anyways I don’t think I will ever be the same again

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chris clark


visualizing story

but it was just that fear that overtook me and I have to kill it

Design Process : Dec 2 , 2010


When I was a kid, my dad was a crazy fisherman, he would go out all night | and come home and sleep for an hour or two and then he would | get up and work all day um he had boats, he ran a charter boat, | which we had a little business out of it and in order to | have bait, he kept a bath tub in our side yard, | filled with eels and there was a wooden, | a wooden top for it, there was almost always water | running through the tub, and when I said that there were eels | in the tub, I don’t mean that there were like five eels swimming in the water in the tub, | I mean it’s like a horror movie, like it’s filled with eels and they were all | slithering around each other, really pretty nasty, right? So | I was always so curious, they were all black and um I’d never seen anything like them, | there is no other animal or fish that that’s like them and | I will go out and push the wooden board aside and I’d peek in | and sometimes I would stick my hand in and grab one and then I’d get more | brave, and I’d take an eel out and hold it, and then | one time, I took one out and I dropped it and it was slithering around on the ground | and I was scared, I don’t know what I was scared of | but I couldn’t catch it, so there were a sledge hammer | nearby which uh a rubber mallet, I don’t know, maybe they’re the same thing, | and I took the rubber mallet and I beat it and I killed it | and I threw it off into the field and | covered it back up, covered the bathtub of eels back up | and I was pretty young, I was probably | eight or ten, and I think about that probably | monthly, just that’s probably the only time I’ve ever intentionally killed an animal larger | than a bug um and It really really | sticks with me, there was absolutely no need to kill that eel, | If I’d just let it go it would have die on its own but it was just that fear | that overtook me and I had to kill it.

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beth taylor


visualizing story

EVERYDAY IS A SUNNY DAY. Design Process : Dec 2 , 2010


A story from my childhood that sort of defines | like a moment of realization for me was when, | I remember I was really young and I was, that’s probably like six | or seven and I was in the car with my brother and sister in | um the back seat and my dad was driving | and it was a really cloudy day and it was kind of cold and I just | didn’t like the weather outside and I was like looking at the window and I was like I wish everyday | was a sunny day and I just said it ‘cause you know I was like lalala | and then my sister turns to me and she goes everyday is sunny, | It’s just the cloud block the Sun and I was like | literally, my mind could not realize that, I was like | oh my God, you mean, the Sun is like always out and | it’s, it’s always just above the cloud like my my little mind like worked so hard | to like figure it out what it meant and then I realized that and then I was like | oh my God, everyday is sunny, that’s crazy and so, | that was, that was the moment that I really realized that like I didn’t quite understand | the world and that people could teach me like all these new things | that that took me a while to understand but once when I knew I was like that’s really cool.

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ann liu


emotion chart | each line indcates

10 secs.

When

I

was

in

I

believe

it

was

fourth

grade,

I

think,

um

I

had

a

friend

named

Ross

Mercer

and

Ross

he

was

like

the

most

irritating

human

being

on

the

planet

he

had

no

self-

control

um

and

he

was

never

knew

the

point

where

it

was

funny

to

the

point

where

it

was

genuinely irritating and

and

he

would

continue

but

I

was

he

was

he

was

the

best

thing

I

had

so

Ross

Mercer

was

I

had to

had to

stay

after

school

everyday

at

this

thing

called

adventure club

and

played

board

games,

basically

they

tried

to

keep

us

preoccupiedand

most

of

the

kids

had

to

stay

at

home

moms

where

and

so

that

was

what

Ross

was

also

in

sorry

I

lost

train

of

thought

um

we

we

would

we

would

go

out

and

we

if

we

weren’t

doing

that

we

were

at

me

for

trying

trying

to

he

got

really

mad

at

bathroom and

bathroom was

my

friend

and

uh

both

both

my

parents

wor

took

place

in

the

cafeteria

and

we

all

uh

and

from

not

hurting

ourselves

until

our

parents

um

fina

I

was

living

so

their

mom

would

come

and

pick

us

adventure club

and

um

uh

just

um

we

would

always

draw

pictures

we

only

we

only

did

a

few

would

we

would

we

would

take

yellow

plastic

basebll

bats

and

try

to

kill

drawing

pictures

and

I

had

a

character named

Zucchini

cookie

and

uh

he

had

som

for

trying

to

use

one

of

his

characters he

said

he

didn’t

want

it

anymore

and

me

about

this

and

uh

he

uh

we

both

both

went

the

to

kind

of

far

off

it

was

down

the

hallway

and

um

I

guess

whenever in

the

bathroom you

and

he

um

he

thought

it

would

be

really

funny

to

stand

in

front

of

the

door

with

his

arms

wide

like

the

lights

on

and

off

really

fast

he

kept

turning

on

the

lights

so

it

was

a

very

intense

like

strobe

ligh

and

timid

kid

this

sort

of

stuff

really

freaked

me

out

and

of

course

it

was

Ross

so

he

had

to

take

in

the

bathroom so

it

was

all

this

sound

happening and

lights

were

going

on

and

off

and

I

was

totally

frea

only

too

far

past

the

point

where

it

was

it

was

annoying and

even

further

than

that

and

he

would

not

stop

me

in

the

bathroom and

turning

on

the

hairdryers but

he

had

every

five

minutes

the

hairdryers would

go

off

‘cause

they

‘cause

he

would

have

to

run

and

hit

the

hairdryers again

to

make

them

go

back

on

so

at

one

moment

he

so

I

grabbed

the

door

and

ran

out

and

right

as

I

opened

the

door

one

of

the

uh

people

who

ran

had

seen

the

whole

thing

and

I

got

in

trouble

for

it

which

is

really

really

shitty

um

Ross

um

also

got

I

really

didn’t

feel

like

deserved

that

and

I

uh

I

still

remember having

to

explain

that

to

my

dad

that

I

and

turned

off

all

the

lights

and

flipped

on

all

the

hairdryers um

I

don’t

think

that

I

will

ever

be

Design Process : Feb 26, 2011

anyways


e

Ross

Mercer

sucked

knew

when

to

was

incredibly shy

worked

so

uh

uh

just

sat

around

finally

came

and

picked

us

up

us

up

but

I

had

wait

few

activities

in

the

summer

kill

yellow

jackets

around

a

trashcan, this

some

other

characters one

time

he

and

I

thought

it

was

know

he

finish

like

this

so

lights

effect

and

take freaking

did

everything passed

I

had

an

additional two

hours

until

my

dad

would

is

how

bored

we

were

and

then

got

really

mad

pretty

sweet

characters so

I

started

drawing

it

and

uh

peeing

and

doing

his

business

earlier

me

than

I

couldn’t

get

out

of

the

door

and

he

just

thought

uh

I

was

super

freaked

out

‘cause

you

know

I

everything way

too

far

so

what

he

was

also

turning

on

the

out

and

since

it

was

Ross

he

had

to

take

everything not

stop

so

I

was

nearly

at

the

point

of

tears

here

‘cause

they

were

on

a

timer

so

my

only

way

of

escaping

he

uh

he

ran

to

hit

the

hairdryers and

that

ran

adventure club

was

there

and

uh

they

got

in

trouble

too

but

I

was

in

trouble

because

my

irritating friend

locked

be

the

same

again

m you

t

stop

he

always

and

antisocial and

no

Ross

friend

off

work

and

uh

this

was

hysterical and

he

would

was

like

a

super

all

hairdryers

this

kid

was

completely balistic

and

and

trapping

was

waiting

for

all

of

hairdryers to

was

my

escape

me

in

the

Negative Emotion

get

the

shy

bathroom

Contrary Emotion

Neutral Emotion

flip

Positive Emotion

off

go


part of speech pattern | each line indcates

10 secs.

chris clark nov 5, 2010 795 words | 4 mins 8 secs

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First Person

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had

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Adverbs

only where too off really Basicallymost when really

Adjectives

sorry

timid

far

all past kind whole

Article

the

the

the

the

Noun

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Pronoun

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so and if He ‘cause so and

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and in at

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I

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would come explain think will pk continue w ki had didn’t want did try would go named would was guess would was

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only

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so w o

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the

the

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and

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to

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and

until and

my so and whenever

in and of

and to than

to of

with

um

um uh

uh um

Contraction Interjection

Design Process : Feb 9, 2011

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