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|Subject:||An elusive word|
|Question:||Good evening. For years I have been searching for the word which describes the following action: * two people who, upon accidentally meeting face-to-face as they walk towards each other, move left then right then left again in a comical yet unsuccessful attempt to bypass one another. Please put me out of my misery. Regards Michael|
|Reply:||I recognize the situation you describe very well, but so far as I know there is no special word to describe it. Geoffrey Sampson|
|Reply From:||Geoffrey Richard Sampson click here to access email|