Michele Riccio mr1 at rcosta.com
Mon Mar 3 13:48:28 PST 2003

On 3 Mar 2003 at 13:00, Ryan Grove wrote

> This leads me to believe that the standard definition of "shrug" is a
> visible, physical raising of the shoulders, and this brings me to my
> next question, which is: who shrugs?

I find the shrug a useful gesture - especially in office meetings 
where giving the finger is considered inappropriate. I have used it to 
convey indifference, contempt,and go-away-before-I-hurt-you.  

I'm also not very talkative, so I may use gestures more often than 
other people.

And, if we're charting regions; I'm from Boston, MA.


Michele Riccio
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