Cheating is such an ugly word. That’s why the Reconciliation Industrial Complex has so many euphemisms. Cheating? No, they strayed or were wayward. (Blown off course! Get it?)
Fuck buddy? No, mistress, companion, or lover. So much more sanitized.
And cheaters themselves give us so many euphemisms! “Hiking the Appalachian trail” comes to mind.
One of the things we do here at Chump Nation is call a spade a spade. I have my own little vocabulary and dispense with the soppy sadness of “betrayed spouse” and use “chump” instead. (There are no chumps without con artists.) I say “unicorn” for an unlikely thing we want to believe in, like reconciliation. And if you spend too much time thinking about this stuff, I’ll tell you to stop “untangling the skein of fuckupedness.”
Language matters. So your challenge today is to come up with your own cheater euphemisms or deconstructions.
Girlfriend — That person listed as “Bob” on his cell phone.
Cheating — “Whistling past the divorce lawyers” or “An exuberant act of dumbassery.”
The Schmoopies — “Twu Wuv Twolls”, “The Great Waste”, “Respondent”
Give the Reconciliation Industrial Complex some new terms to work with.