OK everyone, are we sitting comfortably? Yes? It’s time for some edumacation courtesy of those brainy old boxes over at RSA Animate. Just how is language a looking glass into the soul, you ask?

Well, we use language to create the world around us. Much like an artist uses art to make arty stuff, we use language to abuse and harass people and get what the hell we want. At least, I think that’s what Steven Pinker meant.