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What do KLG and Hoda's laughs say about them?

May 17, 2013 at 11:54 AM ET

You can tell a lot about a person by her laugh. Or her chortle. Or her snort.

Body language expert Judi James says she can decipher a person's personality just by listening to the laugh. For instance, people who "wheeze"-laugh are generally good-humored, and people who laugh with their shoulders "don't know how to truly let go."

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KLG and Hoda asked Judi to analyze their chuckles.

Judy described KLG's laugh as "bawdy, semi-aggressive, registering a high level of confidence and a lack of social inhibition or fear."

And Hoda's? It represented "a deep desire to share humor… sometimes bringing her hand to cover her mouth that suggests some issues with shyness as a child."

Hoda insisted that Judi's analysis was based on one of her "fake" laughs, and said she should have studied the show on the day the ladies talked about flatulence for an example of a more authentic guffaw.

Let's not delve too deeply into what that says about her personality.

Video: In a lively discussion about whether little kids should compete in sports, Kathie Lee has fun at Hoda’s expense when they show an old school shot from Hoda’s youth sports days.

Julieanne Smolinski is a TODAY contributor and involuntarysnorter.

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