Friday, May 27, 2005

moral whatever-tude

noun. A moral attitude characterized by—oh screw it, I’m taking a nap.

Real citation: “To satisfy their moral whatever-tude, they check Dierdre for track marks. There are none. But Zach is on the landing, looking down, and sees everything. They freeze in tableau. (Well, one of them is dead, but the two living ones freeze.)”
(Choire Sicha, “The fifth housewife,” May 23, 2005, Salon,

Made-up citation: “Studies show that cholesterol, moral whatever-tude, and metric fuckloads of crap in the basement all tend to increase with age.”

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