I was visiting with Eric Stone just now-discussing Scotch, contracts and the weird hubris of Eliot Spitzer. I'm not exactly sure how the subject of rejection letters came up, but I mentioned how unusual it is to hear a straightforward "no" in Japan. Instead one is told "it would be very difficult" and all parties know it's no no no.
Eric said, "well, in Indonesia, they have a word belum which means 'not yet' but really means 'no.'"
"Aha!" I said. My new one-word rejection letter!
No more "not right for me"
No more losing my mind on Friday nights and writing personalized rejection letters!
Now it's "belum"
I'm so happy with this brilliant idea I may go read a query letter.