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Mamihlapinatapai - from the Yaghan language of Tierra del Fuego, it is considered the worlds 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.

THE MERMAID A mermaid found a swimming lad, Picked him for her own, Pressed her body to his body, Laughed; and plunging down Forgot in cruel happiness That even lovers drown. William Butler Yeats