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What’s the best term for an ex-wife’s new husband? A caller in Chico, California, is friendly with both his ex-wife and her new love, and wonders if there’s a more civil term than floozy. Other options: the second shift, and Tupperware, since that person’s getting your leftovers. Have a better term for the new spouse of your ex? This is part of a complete episode.

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  • George Harrison and Eric Clapton, close friends who at different times were married to the same woman, Pattie Boyd, used to refer to each other as “husbands-in-law.”

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