Sunday, September 14, 2008


We were enchanted by this magical-sounding word highlighted by our friends at Futility Closet:
Mamihlapinatapais, from the Yaghan language of Tierra del Fuego, is considered the world's most succinct word — and the hardest to translate.

It means "a look shared by two people, each wishing that the other will initiate something that both desire but that neither one wants to start."

1 comment:

Mnaira said...

Fancy that...never even knew there was a word for that