Sunday, April 23, 2006

Vide, Vides and Vide-ho

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:

Elephant Shaped

Huge selection of
Elephant Shaped items.
eBay.com

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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7 comments:

Cookie said...

I have seen the boy version where the winkie goes into the truck part. o.0

I know you're shocked.

/adjusts halo

Dawno said...

LOL! Not hardly. Men are odd creatures.

Mark Pettus said...

Here now. Women all over the world are wearing butt floss and swearing it is comfortable, and Cookie has seen an actual elephant shaped thong (at a bachelorette party, no doubt)- so you call US odd creatures?

hrrrmph

Dawno said...

I think women are lying about the comfort - but there is the upside of no panty lines. Uh, I hear.

And yes, men are odd creatures. I'm not shocked at anything I hear about them - that doesn't mean I don't also believe women are odd. 'Cuz we are.

Unique said...

I really don't think I want to know what an elephant shaped thong looks like. I certainly don't want to know what it's for - So...

I'll just imagine something
Disney-esque with googly eyes and named 'Dumbo' and leave it at that. Yep. That's what I'm gonna do. :D

Mark Pettus said...

Not gonna do it.

Wouldn't be prudent. No sir.

Tish G. said...

hey Dawn! Good thing I wasn't drinking my morning coffee when I read this, or I think it would have come out my nose....

actually, I used to work for a Famous Lingerie Retailer that stocked the elephant-head thong. Had a reindeer head thong one year that played 'Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer."

don't ask...

they stopped selling them a couple of years ago. the "novelty" of the "novelty thong" finally wore off.

But you'd be surprised the women who bought them for their men! oy! Was that really going to turn them on?? guys in thongs anyway just don't do it for me. Tightie whities or those baseball guy shorts are the best (fun to snap, give wedgies, *and* rip off) Plus there's something very "college boy" about them...