Mon Mar 3 14:16:21 PST 2003

On Mon, Mar 03, 2003 at 05:15:21PM -0500, Casey Rousseau <casey at trinityhartford.org> wrote:
> Ryan asked:
> > 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 shrug.  Sometimes it indicates indifference, often the movement of my
> shoulders is subtle, perhaps barely noticible, esp. compared to the
> simultaneous tilt of my head and possibly a facial cue.  The absolute
> minimalist shrug involves a raising and lowering of my right eyebrow and a
> very slight grimace.  It means I don't agree, but am not going to voice my
> disagreement.

That last is not a shrug, it's a spock.

And /s/disagreement/mockery.

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