The word Mamihlapinatapai (sometimes spelled mamihlapinatapei) is derived from the Yaghan language of Tierra del Fuego, listed in The Guinness Book of World Records as the “most succinct word”. It refers to “a look shared by two people, each wishing that the other will offer something that they both desire but are unwilling to suggest or offer themselves.” It is also cited in books and articles on game theory associated with the volunteer’s dilemma. #words #definition #wow #untranslatable
when I read that I was thinking "it can't and besides, I know what gullible means" and then I read the comments and it was so much begger
I've been meaning to write elvish on a t-shirt & wait for the comments from both sides. I have issues with terrorists, not arabics. They are not necessarily the same. I have issues with idiots & holier-than-thous. Not all liberals/conservatives are idiots or holier-than-thou. But things like this can bring them out
10 Most Commonly Misused Words - I'm pinning this, not because I believe all of these words are being misused, but to show my students that word meanings change and evolve over time. Look at the word lame. It used to mean someone with a crippled foot/leg. Now it has evolved into describing someone or something that is out of touch with what is cool. Language evolves. Students and teachers need to understand that.