Mon Mar 3 13:32:14 PST 2003

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.