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shrugging

Postby nistle2 » 12 May 2011 17:57

anyone else noticed how much Herbert uses the word 'shrug'? I'm picturing all these events in my mind as I read but when I see that someone shrugged I can't imagine it in the Dunvironment. Such an emphasis on the practiced and graceful motions of the bene gesserit and so many of the main characters experts at controlling their muscles and reactions and they're shrugging? It's an odd thing, the shrug, something I never really see people do but Herbert must've lived in a shrug heavy area. I've been noticing it throughout all the books and now that I'm on Chapterhouse and I've seen the word used even more it's made an impression. Have we lost that part of ourselves that shrugged often? Or will we rediscover it in the future? Was Herby a habitual shrugger?
anyone noticed anything else like that just doesn't seem to fit? and no the Brian Herbert books don't count.

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Postby SandChigger » 12 May 2011 19:29

Some form of "shrug" occurs 123 times in the 6 Dune books.

The most (41) are in Dune itself, followed by 27 in Children and 23 in God Emperor. Messiah has only 13, Heretics one less than that, and Chapterhouse has the fewest with only 7 occurrences.

Who knew? (shrugs) :lol:

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Re: shrugging

Postby Ampoliros » 12 May 2011 20:01

nistle2 wrote:the Brian Herbert books don't count.


this


Eh, every author has favorite words, or words they can't escape using.

Like David Weber and "grin".

Or KJA and "Ultra".


Or our KJA reviews and "sucked"
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Re: shrugging

Postby Nekhrun » 12 May 2011 20:18

I wonder if it's because he was so into conveying information through minor detail and inference that he threw in a lot of non-verbal cues. I can think of some authors who could learn something from that.
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Postby Hunchback Jack » 12 May 2011 21:16

Not to mention Stephen Donaldson and the word "clench", which inspired the game of Clench Racing.

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Re: shrugging

Postby nistle2 » 13 May 2011 09:08

Good man, Chig, thanks for the reaseach. Looks like I have 4 more mentions of shrug in Chapterhouse to look forward to!

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Re: shrugging

Postby SandChigger » 13 May 2011 09:32

Oh. Oops. Sorry. :oops:

Well... it's not like it's a major spoiler: I didn't include who shrugs, when and why. ;)

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Postby Freakzilla » 13 May 2011 09:36

Nope, you ruined it for him. :(
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Postby SandChigger » 13 May 2011 10:05

:hand: Hey, at least I didn't mention the Bijaz ghola with the giant schlong. :snooty:

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Re: shrugging

Postby nistle2 » 13 May 2011 10:21

Haha the anticipation is killing me

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Postby Mandy » 14 May 2011 19:07

I shrug, sometimes I shrug when I read something on the internet without thinking that no one can see me shrugging.
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Postby SandChigger » 14 May 2011 19:17

I bow to the telephone when talking to someone in Japanese.

People are strange. What can you do? [shrugs] ;)

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Re: shrugging

Postby Robspierre » 15 May 2011 00:21

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Re: shrugging

Postby Nekhrun » 15 May 2011 08:04

Mandy wrote:I shrug, sometimes I shrug when I read something on the internet without thinking that no one can see me shrugging.

When I hear about people shrugging it makes me shrug (sometimes just in my head), kind of a meta-shrug.

I wonder if it's possible to do an ultra- or mega-shrug. :confusion-shrug:
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Postby SandChigger » 15 May 2011 23:01

I bet TheKJA could manage an ultra-shrug! :D

But let's not tempt him... he might strain something in the attempt and accidentally shit out a whole new McDune trilogy. :shock:
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Postby trang » 22 May 2011 15:41

Guess should be dressed for the shrug when it comes:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shrug_(clothing)

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Re: shrugging

Postby nistle2 » 23 May 2011 17:46

trang wrote:Guess should be dressed for the shrug when it comes:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shrug_(clothing)

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Lol amazing. Didn't know you could wear a shrug. Excellent research, sir!


I was just reading Chapterhouse and came across two shrugs on the same page, wow what an event! Odrade was looking at the sand expanse for the first time and an acolyte shrugs when Odrade laments losing some ancient buildings to the desert. There's really no reason to post about it but I thought about my shrugging dedicated thread and thought I should document the experience.

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Postby Apjak » 24 May 2011 07:36

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New NuDune "Shrugs of Dune"
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Re: shrugging

Postby Nekhrun » 24 May 2011 08:47

Apjak wrote:Image

New NuDune "Shrugs of Dune"

Get rid of those undershirts and that's a fashion trend that everyone can enjoy.

Chig: what size are you?
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Postby SadisticCynic » 24 May 2011 09:58

Never mind, none of those are in 'salmon'.
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Re: shrugging

Postby Omphalos » 24 May 2011 12:57

Nekhrun wrote:Chig: what size are you?


Manzierre or t-shirt?

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Re: shrugging

Postby nistle2 » 24 May 2011 15:06

They look like they breathe well .. perfect for those warm desert climates.

My lady actually wears shrugs now and again but I don't think she would like to hear how her clothes remind me of Dune .. though she does reference 'the worm' occasionally after I made her read a few pages of God Emperor a while ago.

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Postby SandChigger » 24 May 2011 16:28

Nekhrun wrote:Chig: what size are you?

:hand: :naughty: :snooty:

SadisticCynic wrote:Never mind, none of those are in 'salmon'.

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