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Screen shot 2012 11 07 at 12.53.23 PM Words that dont exist in English but should.

Words with friends.

There are many situations in life where the English language lets you down.

Like when you experience the urge to pinch a cute baby animal, the despair of looking worse after a new haircut, or the frustration of coming up with a razor-sharp comeback… several hours after you needed it.

While languages like Japanese, German and Mandarin have come up with convenient verbal expressions for all of these situations, our inadequate language leaves us fumbling for the RIGHT term.

Click through this sensational gallery for more words to drop into your dinner party conversations. Some of the words are smart, some of them silly and some of them are simply, beautiful.

(Yagan indigenous language of Tierra del Fuego) – The wordless, yet meaningful look shared by two people who both desire to initiate something but are both reluctant to start.

This post was originally published in two parts by Alex Wain on sobadsogood.com.

You can see the original posts here and here.

What situation do you wish there was a word for in English? 

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