You know how some days you’re just sitting around, plotting revenge on your enemies when suddenly a word pops into your head? That happened to me and it wasn’t vendetta or alibi, but rather moiety.
Moiety, if you must know is less word and more weapon because all those people who hate the word moist will absolutely hate moiety, but they probably won’t know what moiety means, so they’ll be in a heightened state of anxiety because OMG, what if moiety means the right of people of color to marry others of the same sex?
Wouldn’t that be awkward if you’d been walking around proclaiming to hate moiety?
But good news, because it turns out that moiety is just a fancy shmancy way of saying even-Steven:
But bad news, what the hell is going on with that example? First of all, is there some kind of pigeon rights group that insists that all food shared with them be on a 50-50 basis? And also, is there a person alive (or dead) who has uttered the words, “I am having one moiety of the sandwich and this here pigeon is enjoying the other moiety of it. He had a ruler, so that’s how I know it’s all very moiety.”
So I don’t know. On one hand, I think only people named Moishe and Moira should ever use the word moiety. On the other, I’m super curious how you’d use it in a sentence.
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- Today's The Day! - 2012