On Mon, 3 Mar 2003, Andrew Lias wrote: > >From: Ryan Grove <ryan at wonko.com> > >To: dragaera at dragaera.info > >Subject: Shruggage > >Date: Mon, 03 Mar 2003 13:00:01 -0800 > > > >Ever since I was a wee lad, I've wondered exactly what a shrug is. Is it > >the raising of one's shoulders and, perhaps, the accompanying > >downward-turned mouth and raised eyebrows? Or is it something else > >entirely? Could the verb "to shrug" be completely ambiguous, and perhaps > >refer to some unseen state of mind rather than a visible action? > > Just out of curiosity, where are you from? I'm genuinely curious because > I've never heard of anyone who wasn't familiar with the gesture. Like, what planet? Shrugging is reportedly a universal human gesture.