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on language | Apr 12th, 2011

Illustrating Steven Pinker: What We Say Vs. What We Mean

In this new YouTube video, Steven Pinker uses a seemingly normal sentence as a jumping off point for a provocative and deeply funny lecture about how language offers a window into human nature. (The sentence is, “If you could pass the guacamole, that would be awesome.”) The speech comes alive,... Continue Reading →