COCK-A-DOODLE-DOO

Posted by | April 21, 2016 | Uncategorized | No Comments

There’s something, well, delicious about the word “cuckold.” Practically onomatopoeic, it’s redolent with embarrassment, shame and even a little “gotcha!” But a recent story in the NYTimes reveals that “your father the mailman” is largely a myth. DNA studies reveal global cuckolding rates are around one in a hundred, or 1%. However (and this was what made us laugh out loud), the geneticists didn’t think “cuckolded” was a scientific enough term for their studies. So they refer to the condition as “extra pair paternity.” Sorry, no fun in that. Does your organization or profession turn ribaldry into PG-rated terminology?