Eustathia (yoos-tay’-thi-a): Promising constancy in purpose and affection.

A: My love is like a sluice gate emptying a lake of despair. My love will never change.

B: What if you have both feet amputated?

A: How would that affect my love’s constancy?

B: I don’t know.  I was just thinking that having no feet would somehow deter you in a few ways that may be confused with your love being on the wane. For example, if I say “Come here darling” it might take awhile which might make me think that you’re losing interest in me.

A: Good God! You’re as shallow as a ditch dug by a flatworm! Please remove yourself from my life. I was going to ask you to marry me, but now I just want you to get in your stupid electric car and drive the hell out of here.

B: Ooh, come here darling.

A: Leave! Go! Get Lost! Disappear! Absent yourself.

Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (

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