Check out this article about things that bug editors. I still see stuff like this in books and when I help someone else with polishing their manuscript I feel compelled to point this stuff out. You really can't shrug anything but your shoulders. It's simply not possible. Also, nodding is something you can only do with your head. Pointing is typically done with your finger... Anyway, have fun reading this.
The Blood-Red Pencil: Things That Drive An Editor Crazy