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|Subject:||An elusive word|
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.
I recognize the situation you describe very well, but so far as I know there is no special word to describe it.
|Reply From:||Geoffrey Richard Sampson click here to access email|