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Shrugging

Shrugging is when you raise one or both of your shoulders. It usually happens as a nonverbal response to a question that you don’t particularly care about. Sometime people don’t realize that they are shrugging inappropriately. Those people are squares. They are socially awkward and socially inept, but they either don’t realize it or they don’t care. They would probably shrug their shoulders if you ask them if they feel accepted by society. That’s the correct usage of shrugging your shoulders. Take note.

Critically Rated at 12/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

Puzzled male shrugging wearing lab coat

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Meh

Meh is the perfect response for when somebody asks you something that you don’t care about. If you’re not hungry and Dave asks what you want for lunch, you might respond with a “Meh.” It’s dismissive but not overly rude. It’s a way of saying that you’re on the negative side of neutral on the subject and that you’re bored by the question. It’s primarily an interjection of indifference, but it can also be used as an adjective to describe something mediocre: “the school play was meh.” Meh is a powerful word. It should be used more often in everyday conversations (and not just by fans of The Simpsons). I was hoping that this post would be a little better, but it turned out kind of meh. Oh well.

Critically Rated at 10/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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