On Tue, 4 Mar 2003, Mark A Mandel wrote: > On Mon, 3 Mar 2003, Philip Hart wrote: > > #Like, what planet? Shrugging is reportedly a universal human gesture. > > > All sorts of things are reported. I don't think the shoulder shrug is a > universal gesture. I do think that something like the same meaning is > universal, but expressed in different ways in different communities. All sorts of things are thought. If you're more authoritative on this subject than Darwin or say Givens at the Center for Nonverbal Studies, or have counter evidence based on observation, I'll retract the previous statement.