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    February 10, 2011

    In this new RSAnimate Steven Pinker shows us how the mind turns the finite building blocks of language, such as, “Would you like to see my etchings?” into infinite meanings.

    So, why do people resort to indirectness and innuendo? Even when all parties are aware of the embedded meanings?

    Because, with overt language, you can’t take it back – it’s out there.

    Taken from the RSA’s free public events programe

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