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- v. Alternative form of bowdlerize.
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One beautiful Sunday morning the yellow omnibus was waiting for some of us as we dawdled about in the school-room, titivating; the masters nowhere, as usual on a Sunday morning; and some of the boys began to sing in chorus a not very edifying _chanson_, which they did not "Bowdlerize," about a holy Capuchin friar; it began (if I remember rightly):
"Bowdlerize" in his abridged (by Ray Comfort) version of Websters dictionary with apologetic introduction by Ray Comfort .... that is if words that begin with the letter "B" are still included.
Then Bowdlerize the current debate, when the real debate was properly concluded using masses of writings and many conferences a long time ago, and “equalize” the “two sides”–science and nonsense–thereby setting up a “discussion” that cannot fail to impress Afdave and his ilk that they are indeed possessors of superior knowledge.
If some enterprising soul chose to Bowdlerize my book, it would then become a short story.