So, you are walking down the hall and you notice somebody is walking toward you. You quickly think to yourself, "I'll be the good person and move out of the way so there will be no collision." Little do you know the other person is thinking the same thing. You both end up stepping the same direction as you try to let the other person pass. This happens about 3 times before you get close enough to accidentally bump each others shoulders and say, "sorry about that," at the same time.
This instance happens way to often in my life and in other peoples lives, so often in fact that there should be a word for it. I believe that word should be "Gradsinistrate" (pronounced grawd-sin-eh-stright)
The first part of the word comes from the Latin "Gradus" which means "step". The last part comes from the Latin "Sinister" which means "left" (as in left hand and right hand). Most of you probably recognize this word to mean evil, or at least something that has a negative connotation. The Romans (who spoke Latin) thought the same thing, so what I figured is that this situation isn't necessarily a positive experience, so I thought the word fit fine.
A close to direct translation from the English word to Latin would be "to step left" (Though the real Latin phrase would be "Grade Sinistra").
It is my hope that I can get this word out into the world and hopefully get people to start using it, as explaining when this happens to you to people would be much easier with one word than telling a short story. To do this I am asking the Nerdfighter community to help with this endeavor. Oh, and I would love to help the world out a little bit.
P.S. Saying gradsinistrate also makes you sound really smart when you say it *wink*.