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Date: 02/15/11 11:10 AM

73 Responses to Language And Human Nature

  1. Profile photo of DickenMcHunt
    DickenMcHunt Male 18-29
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    February 15, 2011 at 11:11 am
    Link: Language And Human Nature - Steven Pinker examines how what we say affects relationships.
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    meepmaker Male 30-39
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    February 15, 2011 at 11:29 am
    That was a fast 10 min.
  3. Profile photo of patchouly
    patchouly Male 40-49
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    February 15, 2011 at 11:32 am
    Hang on, I`ll save you 10 minutes listening to a guy, state the obvious:

    People use "Veiled Comments" to avoid embarrassment and so they can, essentially, take it back claiming "that`s not what I was trying to say" in the even that the comment was not well received.
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    patchouly Male 40-49
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    February 15, 2011 at 11:32 am
    "event" not "even".
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    vicious_liar Male 13-17
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    February 15, 2011 at 11:41 am
    "That was a fast 10 min."

    Exactly what I was thinking. That was brilliantly done.
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    tainteddeity Male 18-29
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    February 15, 2011 at 11:42 am
    patchouly

    It`s the Pinker. Just let people watch it, yo.
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    TruTenrMan Male 30-39
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    February 15, 2011 at 12:15 pm
    tl;dw
  8. Profile photo of ShamaziaV2
    ShamaziaV2 Male 13-17
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    February 15, 2011 at 12:31 pm
    heh pretty in-depth description of something i think most people sorta knew. interesting though!
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    February 15, 2011 at 12:34 pm
    cool, that was interesting
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    Mornaf Male 18-29
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    February 15, 2011 at 12:46 pm
    that was rather impressive.
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    shalealiz Female 30-39
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    February 15, 2011 at 12:47 pm
    very cool and makes perfect sennse
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    dave32891 Male 18-29
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    February 15, 2011 at 12:47 pm
    very very nice IAB. This is why I come here. Every so often there`s a gem and they always impress.
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    tfizzle Male 18-29
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    February 15, 2011 at 1:02 pm
    this is good. i love language
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    malikymoo Female 18-29
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    February 15, 2011 at 1:26 pm
    ah it makes sense now
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    zombunny Female 18-29
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    February 15, 2011 at 1:57 pm
    That was very interesting and well done.

    Oh and to the OP, every time I read your name I laugh.
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    NotTHATbored Female 18-29
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    February 15, 2011 at 2:07 pm
    Mind = Blown Ahhhh!
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    Dagnarus Male 18-29
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    February 15, 2011 at 2:23 pm
    I really liked that, makes me think about stuff that`s been going on with me recently.
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    green_batman Female 18-29
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    February 15, 2011 at 2:33 pm
    Steven Pinker is awesome. :)
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    yumyum1 Male 18-29
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    February 15, 2011 at 2:58 pm
    i think what he basically said was clear and direct communication can have good and bad effects. There was nothing here that was really new, unlike the previous RSA Animate talks
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    MauserTM Male 18-29
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    February 15, 2011 at 3:46 pm
    Thats why i got myself a fine girl, and work with computers. No interaction whatsoever with people
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    idiotfilter Male 18-29
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    February 15, 2011 at 4:06 pm
    wow....i always wondered about that....it`s the reason people say "Do you mind stepping to the side a little?" over "i need you to move"

    they want the same thing....and they are essentially saying the same thing....but the other person is getting completely different messages....and as the saying goes

    you soothe more X with Honey/sugar than vinegar...
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    Volsunga Male 18-29
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    February 15, 2011 at 4:26 pm
    Good post, need more like these.
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    PfulHouse Male 30-39
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    February 15, 2011 at 4:55 pm
    I`m going to watch this every day.
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    mar95789 Female 18-29
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    February 15, 2011 at 5:40 pm
    That was a good post. I feel learn-ed today.
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    B-b-beccah Female 18-29
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    February 15, 2011 at 7:22 pm
    whoaa looks like a had three lectures today...extra learning, no extra cost! yeah!
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    aliyahg1979 Female 30-39
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    February 15, 2011 at 7:26 pm
    love!
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    jburgh Male 18-29
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    February 15, 2011 at 8:35 pm
    i like these
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    fxckingbored Male 13-17
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    February 15, 2011 at 9:48 pm
    didn`t think i would watch the whole thing, but i was mistaken. very interesting, felt like i learned something.
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    skullgrin Male 18-29
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    February 15, 2011 at 9:55 pm
    it was cool till i saw the iphone, then it just turned gay
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    SvampeBob Male 18-29
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    February 16, 2011 at 2:16 am
    haha nice!
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    s8tan Male 18-29
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    February 16, 2011 at 6:11 am
    @skullgrin
    Hah i see what you did there :D
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    fabbatruffs Male 18-29
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    February 16, 2011 at 3:36 pm
    Was this all supposed to be something people don`t already observe in life?
    Obvious anthropology is obvious
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    February 22, 2011 at 8:22 pm
    WTF?! Why am I always routed here and why does it keep reporting my last post?!
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