Ides

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Ides may refer to:

  • A day in the Roman calendar, that marked the approximate middle of the month.
  • An Irish saint, better known as Ita or Ida;
  • A Plastics Materials Information Management Company: IDES Inc.;
  • A brand of malt liquor called "St. Ides."
  • The Irish saint and the malt liquor combined to inspire the song "St. Ides Heaven" by Elliott Smith, released on his eponymous album in 1995;
  • The malt liquor also inspired a song "St. Ides" by the Wu-Tang Clan;
  • IDES = a manner of vociferous attack used in Usenet discussion groups. The acronym sums up the technique generally: "intimidate, demoralize, emasculate, subjugate". It specifically involves immediate, wild, at times nonsensical, hateful, insulting personal attacks, without termination. At times attacks are performed by marketing personnel and/or Third World workers; often in connection with FUD. IDES is about using anarchy against those who might gain from anarchism.
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