Sun Mar 9 22:14:50 PST 2003

Jose Marquez wrote:
> Am I strange? (Yes) Can people actually grunt a positive response? Or a 
> negative one?

Sure. For a positive grunt, think of a grunt that sounds almost like a
"hmmm". For negative, think of a lower, more gutteral sound.

I spent several years in Japan as a kid, and the Japanese grunt
constantly during a conversation, I think to signify either that they
agree with the speaker or that they're still listening. Go find a
Japanese person and talk at them for a while. Those grunts you'll hear
are positive grunts. ;)

Ryan Grove
ryan at wonko.com