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- n. The action or instance of bowdlerising; the omission or removal of material considered vulgar or indecent.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the deletion of all passages considered to be indecent.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the act of deleting or modifying all passages considered to be indecent
- n. written material that has been bowdlerized
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Hence Hodder's attempt to update the language of the Famous Five: a spoon-feeding bowdlerisation that underestimates both the intelligence of children and the importance of historical accuracy.
On Intel's website, you'll find the company's own timeline, replete with innovations, and bowdlerisation...but nothing about reinventing the transistor.
The polarisation of views on police tactics is depressingly predictable, and I would suggest that the bowdlerisation of the language serves to numb proper human sensitivity.
You'll forgive my bowdlerisation of the post, but I am aware Ann's kids are reading this, and I wouldn't want to contribute to their delinquincy.
This fits with what Garcia sang in 1966 - and seems to be a bowdlerisation of the Memphis Jug Band's version which has "black girl"
In the Hakluyt Society's bowdlerisation we read of the Tumbez Islanders being "very vicious, many of them committing the abominable offence" (p. 24); also, "If by the advice of the Devil any Indian commit the abominable crime, it is thought little of and they call him a woman."
You would be narrating, not explaining if bowdlerisation was something you wanted to avoid.
"It would require an extensive bowdlerisation to turn Paul VI’s Missal into something a Protestant could accept."
It would require an extensive bowdlerisation to turn Paul VI’s Missal into something a Protestant could accept.
In the Hakluyt Society’s bowdlerisation we read of the Tumbez Islanders being “very vicious, many of them committing the abominable offence” (p. 24); also, “If by the advice of the Devil any Indian commit the abominable crime, it is thought little of and they call him a woman.”