Steven Pinker: How Innuendo Makes Things Work

Dan Coleman, Open Culture, Feb 16, 2011
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Dan Coleman writes, "RSA has rolled out its latest animated video, and it's a good one. This time we have Steven Pinker, the famed Harvard linguist and cognitive scientist, trying to make sense of innuendo. Why do we often say things in veiled terms, especially when everyone knows what's really being said? Pinker breaks it all down, and explains how language provides the grease that lubricates everyday social relationships."
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