What do words mean?
A lot of our words have changed meanings. The most famous is "gay." It certainly doesn't mean what it did a few decades ago.
So, I want to pick your brains a little. What do you think when you see that SomeOne and SomeBody had an affair?
It's beginning to look as if An Affair can refer to a One Night's Stand.
I always thought that An Affair was a fairly long term situation, with a lot more going on than a few meetings at a bar and then to bed.
I got to thinking about this because of all the recent news articles about famous men having "an affair" with many females. How on earth did they have time for all of that if "affair" was more than a casual meeting!