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Re: VMs: Spending lots of money...
In message <188.8.131.52.0.20040130155756.03d50bc0@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
Nick Pelling <incoming@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes
>You're right, "hinterland" didn't quite hit the spot: "no mans land" is a
>little better, but I'm still not completely happy with it. Then again,
>"badlands" doesn't work either: and "Debatable lands" (the area between
>England and Scotland where the term "blackmail" originated, circa
>1500-1600) seems inaccurate as well (though picturesque).
>FWIW, I had a cartographic "here be dragons" kind of idea in mind, but
>couldn't find a good way of saying it. :-)
I believe that even today, maps of the remote interior of Borneo still
include blanks with the legend "Obscured by Clouds"......
No. 94. "mamihlapinatapai" -
the uncomfortable feeling experienced when two people
are each hoping that the other will volunteer to do
something that both want done, but neither is willing
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