I very much appreciate the props Joe but in truth I was intending the term moiety more as it is used in organic chemistry to indicate part of a molecule. A functional group is a moiety that participates in similar chemical reactions in most molecules that contain it. In turn the parts of the group are termed moieties. Now that I re-read the sentence in I think it makes more sense with its more common definition applied as you described it. In any case it is funny you picked that out because I can vividly recall thinking to myself nobody in their right mind is going to know what the f*! you are talking about Dan as I wrote it. Clearly, I was wrong, or you are not in your right mind. lol!