bastardisation love


from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun chiefly Brit. An act that debases or corrupts.

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  • noun Alternative form of bastardization.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an act that debases or corrupts


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  • Collective re-training = "bastardisation" (unless the commander does it too)

    Army Rumour Service

  • This is a Pythonisation (lispers might rightly say "bastardisation") of the restart-based condition system of Common Lisp.

    Softpedia - Windows - All

  • I really wish there was a better way to combat the bastardisation of our language.

    Steele to Democrats: You have the votes, and you won, remember? - Moe_Lane’s blog - RedState

  • I read something this week that suggested we have an academy to protect the English language from bastardisation like the French and Spanish do.

    Tabloid speak « Write Anything

  • Sadly though, it seems, there are reader Zs who either continue buying Y's work in the hope of improvement or still inexplicably enjoy its unedited and unmitigated bastardisation of the novelistic art form.

    Archive 2007-02-01

  • The word aggregation itself is a bastardisation, Umair countered.

    February « 2007 « Innovation Cloud

  • The bastardisation of Talmud quotes, however, is normally rooted within “The Talmud Unmasked”, a classic core antisemitic text written at the end of the 19th Century by a Jew hating Russian Catholic Priest, Rev. Father Justin Praniatis, who gave evidence at the infamous Beilis blood libel trial in Kiev, 1913.

    Archive 2007-07-15

  • But the history of unionism -- or at least elements of it -- in my country have made me leery because unions are as susceptible to corruption and bastardisation as any human institution and I have no time or patience for people who declare that because unions are on the side of the workers that they are for ever and always above reproach.

    Progress, and various ruminations

  • Since I'm talking about aesthetic forms as much as end-products, that use includes manufacturing, the use of the idea, and here is where I think the New Age fails -- because a dreamcatcher mass-produced in Indonesia and shipped to the UK, to be sold in head-shops as alternative lifestyle accessories, reduced to the level of a keychain even, is a bastardisation of the whole idea.

    Archive 2006-09-01

  • Currently reading the Anti-Communitarian League's papers on the Hegelian Dialectic and Communitarianism; truly shocking stuff - its seem we have identified another bastardisation of libertarianism and I am sorry for ever thinking there was any stock in the arguement.

    A 'Libertarian' Nanny


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