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Mamihlapinatapai (sometimes erroneously spelled mamihlapinatapei) is a word from the Yaghan (Yámana) language of Tierra del Fuego, listed in The Guinness Book of World Records as the "most succinct word". It describes a look shared by two people with each wishing that the other will initiate something that both desire but which neither one wants to start. This could perhaps be translated more succinctly as "'after you...' eye-contact" (But this blatantly doesn't make anywhere near as much sense). Contrast deadlock and impasse, which are states reached after an interaction, where a reinitiation is not necessarily desired.