ides (ºdz) pl.n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb). The 15th day of March, May, July, or October or the 13th day of the other months in the ancient Roman calendar. [Middle English, from Old French, from Latin Þd¿s.]
Talking about Bloof and all his memories ---- don't you remember when we were younger and if the teacher called you SPECIAL your parents were elated! Now, if the school system calls your child a "special" student or "exceptional" student - the parents cry!!!
Heck, just look at all the words that have had their meanings changed by modern society ---
Gay once meant "Happy"
Bad once was a negative statement
Fat (or PHAT today) was an insult
Oh boy, I can see I'm going to be tempted here. It's going to be hard to stay away from remarks and discussions that I am trying so hard to avoid. Having said thus, Mike, I hear you loud and clear, and man, could I take that handoff you just held out there and go 94 yards with it!!!