Matt D. drew my attention to the Urban Dictionary where the term "Vide" is defined (thank's Matt!). I have found that there are a *ahem* few *ahem* scurrilous definitions there and I suspect this one is rather more of an in-joke that someone is trying to immortalize, than a real definition - but, *shrug*, maybe it is a widespread term. I much prefered the definition for Vide-ho. Well, *appreciated* in the very loosest sense because I thought it was funny...
I'm trying to picture what an elephant shaped thong looks like (if you didn't read the definition you don't understand why I've gone off on what seems like a non sequitur). Not as it looks on someone - just the thong itself, as if displayed on a rack in the undies department at Macy's.
Does the elephant tail and trunk stretch around the hips? Perhaps it's just an elephant head and the trunk is the part that traverses the wearer from front to back. Is it an Indian elephant or an African elephant? Is it grey or does it come in fanciful colors? It'd be cute if there was a big peanut, like those ones in the shell you get at the ball game, on the waistband where the trunk ends in back.
I Googled "elephant shaped thong" Google's sidebar ads are always interesting. There's a company that will "Customize Her Thongs Just For You To See! Great Low Prices Everyday." Uh. OK. The target demographic isn't the thong wearer, it's the thong viewer. I shudder to think of the 'designs' they must get from some guys. Use your imagination...
Then there's the ever hopeful eBay ad - no matter what you Google they think you'll find it on eBay (remember my post about quantum foam?). Here's what Ebay had to say:
Huge selection of
Elephant Shaped items.
Gotta love 'em. I'm going to look later for elephant shaped thongs. But I have a rule about bidding on those kinds of things. If it's over a reasonable retail price I have to resist, no matter how much I want it. This one should be easy.
Yes, that's really how my brain works. At least this morning. For some value of "works."
Oh, BTW - there are 19 Million + hits when you Google 'vides' My site comes up on page 2 as the #12 hit. Vides is a real word in Spanish, Italian and Latvian. It's an international non-profit agency affiliated with the Salesian Sisters of the Catholic Church. Here's the US site.
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