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Word For The Day, Wednesday, December 5, 2012—bowdlerize

Posted on 12/05/2012 4:10:08 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree

Word For The Day, Wednesday, December 5, 2012—bowdlerize

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In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day".

bowdlerize [bohd-luh-rahyz, boud-]

hear it pronounced

verb (used with object), bowd•ler•ized, bowd•ler•iz•ing
to expurgate (a written work) by removing or modifying passages considered vulgar or objectionable.

Origin: 1836, from Thomas Bowdler (1754-1825), English editor who in 1818 published a notorious expurgated Shakespeare, in which, according to his frontspiece, "nothing is added to the original text; but those words and expressions omitted which cannot with propriety be read aloud in a family."

Related forms
bowd•ler•ism, noun.
bowd•ler•i•za•tion, noun.
bowd•ler•iz•er, noun.
un•bowd•ler•ized, adjective.

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The President’s attempts at bowdlerizing The Constitution have, sadly, been rather successful.

To prevent further grade inflation, I have re-scaled the curve. The highest grade will be A+++.

No pushing at the door please!

1 posted on 12/05/2012 4:10:19 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree
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To: xsmommy; secret garden; VRWCmember; Slip18; SoothingDave; Texan5; NicknamedBob; ...

Here you go, early birds!
If anyone wants on (or off) the PING LIST, please let me know.


2 posted on 12/05/2012 4:11:42 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

He has literally bowdlerized the Declaration by removing references to the Creator.


3 posted on 12/05/2012 4:41:18 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: MrB
A++

gold

Good morning. You are the first to visit our classroom this morning.

4 posted on 12/05/2012 4:48:33 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

2! Morning, haven’t decided if it’s good or not yet....


5 posted on 12/05/2012 4:58:05 AM PST by tioga
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Bowdlerize

Noooo problemo. Take a big piece of rock and break it up into bowdlers. Also the name of a city in Colorado, Bowdler.

That’s bowdlerize.


6 posted on 12/05/2012 5:05:52 AM PST by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: tioga
silver

So far, it's as good a morning as we're going to get until we elect a capitalist to the highest office in the land.

7 posted on 12/05/2012 5:07:12 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

I bowdlerized my own work once. I hated the result.

It was more offensive than the “offensive” material that was expurgated.

My reactions were an education on their own.


8 posted on 12/05/2012 5:08:38 AM PST by NicknamedBob ("P" for present, "C" for coal, right, Bernard?)
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To: count-your-change
A++

bronze

Your puns are bolder than most, to my eyes.

9 posted on 12/05/2012 5:12:41 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: NicknamedBob

A++
Whenever I see an R-rated movie edited for network television, I have to laugh when a stone killer’s words are changed to “gosh darn” from Rev. Wright’s favorite expression.


10 posted on 12/05/2012 5:22:55 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Bullfeathers


11 posted on 12/05/2012 5:25:08 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

The NHL network bowdlerized the Caps-Penguins 24-7 series for TV, and the result was hysterical. Bruce Boudreaux’s string of F words was even more hilarious as bleeps.


12 posted on 12/05/2012 5:25:53 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

A++
There was a similar video on former Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda, who was reknowned for his ability to put the F-word before, after, and even between words. Un-freaking-believable!


13 posted on 12/05/2012 5:30:16 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: xsmommy; TruthShallSetYouFree
"The NHL network bowdlerized the Caps-Penguins 24-7 series for TV, and the result was hysterical. Bruce Boudreaux’s string of F words was even more hilarious as bleeps."

I always thought R2-D2's communication skills were inexplicably deficient. Then I realized that as a repair robot, he was using salty language to disparage the idiots who kept breaking his bairns.

It all makes sense, now.

14 posted on 12/05/2012 5:34:34 AM PST by NicknamedBob ("P" for present, "C" for coal, right, Bernard?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Bowl derize season.


15 posted on 12/05/2012 6:44:55 AM PST by NeoCaveman (SMOD 2012)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

My grandpa’s old round black hat was too large for me ...

And when I put it on my 4 year old grandkids, it fell down bowldereyes ... and they couldn’t see out.


16 posted on 12/05/2012 6:54:49 AM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: NeoCaveman

A++
There are a lot of interesting matchups, particularly Notre Dame vs. Alabama.


17 posted on 12/05/2012 7:00:42 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Don’t forget West Virginia - Syracuse.


18 posted on 12/05/2012 7:06:11 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE
A++

I gave my grandkids a haircut using a bowl; dere eyes were barely visible. (I can't take much Moe of dese puns.)

19 posted on 12/05/2012 7:53:03 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree; xsmommy

Interesting perspective.

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/334824/bargaining-and-its-limits-yuval-levin

The Democrats want to raise revenue and the Republicans want to reform entitlements. Those goals would seem to be easily reconciled — just do some of each, or even lots of each. But it only seems that way because we don’t often think about why the parties want these things. Simply (and surely somewhat too simply) put, the Democrats want more money so that the entitlement system doesn’t have to be reformed, while the Republicans want to reform the entitlement system so that the government doesn’t have to take more of the country’s money or take up even more of the economy. That means that doing some of each, let alone lots of each, doesn’t give both parties what they want, it gives both parties what they are desperately trying to avoid.


20 posted on 12/05/2012 8:32:09 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Northern Illinois is in the Orange Bowl. It could have been Kent State if only they didn’t lose in OT to Northern Illinois.

As to the national championship, I want ND to win, but can they? I’m not so sure.


21 posted on 12/05/2012 8:38:17 AM PST by NeoCaveman (SMOD 2012)
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To: SoothingDave

I was at a wedding Sun night and met up with an old friend. She and her husband were ranting on the out of control entitlements and redistribution. They are bitter. Now we hear rumors of tapping into our 401ks that we the workers got into as part of our retirement. We are now about to retire and see it taken from us? No way. People are MAD. Mad and bitter. And armed, I might add.


22 posted on 12/05/2012 8:41:55 AM PST by tioga
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To: NeoCaveman

I’m happy for anyone but the SEC to win.

That said, as an Irish Catholic, can I not like Notre Dame. I’m still mad they got screwed in 93.


23 posted on 12/05/2012 8:44:12 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
Whenever I see an R-rated movie edited for network television, I have to laugh when a stone killer’s words are changed to “gosh darn” from Rev. Wright’s favorite expression.

Watching Die Hard 2 on TV, I laughed out loud at the bowdlerized "Yippeekiyay Mister Falcon" from Bruce Willis. And I can't remember what movie it was where the actor's lips clearly articulated a four-syllable epithet but the sound that came out of his mouth was "milk-face".

24 posted on 12/05/2012 8:59:21 AM PST by VRWCmember
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To: xsmommy; NeoCaveman

My Dem driver was on with me last night, and his granddaughter is a student and came along to be precept-ed. My husband not only decorates the yard to make our hill glow, he plays Santa, too. He is going to be the Santa at the children’s party this Saturday. On Sunday, my driver is Santa for another group of children. He tried to get me to commmit my DH for Sunday, but we have the twins for the day. He did give DH some advice. He claimed that it is so much fun to get a little tyke up on his lap and ask him if he has been good. When the little guy says “YES!”, he asks him about July 9th. He reminds him he gave his mom a real hard time that day.....then the little guy’s face shows the panic. He had me howling with laughter on our ride back from the hospital.

When he picked on me about being a Rep, I told him I am so mad at the pubbies that I am going independent and he won’t have me to kick around anymore. He tried to tell me that I can’t do that, I told him “OH, YES I CAN, just watch me!” We ended that topic at a stalemate, but not after I reminded him that I will be blaming him for all the fallout from Obama’s reelection. His granddaughter said the family DOES NOT discuss politics with his wife.....NEVER! I had heard the same from his son who had told me before the election that he was negating his father’s vote to make it a draw...and that he would NEVER admit to his parents that he was voting Rep. He told me that if I told them he would deny it. He is as much fun as his dad on calls.

I have needed to laugh about politics since the election. Don’t think it happened before last night. I guess I am in recovery mode now.


25 posted on 12/05/2012 9:05:01 AM PST by tioga
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

It is 60, sunny and breezy-if there is no work for me today, I’m going to put water, a book and lunch in a small pack and disappear for a few hours into the woods...

I laugh every time I hear
The censorship of speech-
Do nicer words make a ‘rat
Anything better than a leech?

Don’t bowdlerize comments-
Just let them stand as said
If it offends virgin ears,
Just cover them up instead

Let us hear the honest words-
Keep all the comments true
And as for guarding kid’s ears,
Parents, that is up to you...


26 posted on 12/05/2012 9:05:36 AM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: VRWCmember

A+++
LOL!
“Milk Face” is the best M-F lip synching they could come up with?


27 posted on 12/05/2012 9:10:16 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: Texan5

A+++
After spending an extended Thanksgiving with our oldest son in the Dallas area, New Jersey feels chilly. And liberal.


28 posted on 12/05/2012 9:14:12 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: tioga
I have needed to laugh about politics since the election. Don’t think it happened before last night. I guess I am in recovery mode now.

Maybe you are, Ti, but the economy sure as hell heck (self-Bowdlerization) isn't.

29 posted on 12/05/2012 9:19:29 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

I have banned TV news in my presence. In the car I have even banned Rush/Sean and listen only to Christmas music. I am feeling much better. I have my head firmly in the sand.


30 posted on 12/05/2012 9:26:32 AM PST by tioga
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Thank you! I can imagine that you are about to OD on liberal attitude after being here for a couple weeks-what cure for that malady works for you?


31 posted on 12/05/2012 9:26:49 AM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: NeoCaveman
I want ND to win, but can they? I’m not so sure.

The oddsmakers don't think so either. Alabama is a 9-point favorite.

32 posted on 12/05/2012 9:27:23 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: Texan5

Our day is very odd. There is blue sky, but scattered heavy clouds and rain is threatening. It rained all night last night, but it appears there will be more. The day is just warm enough to walk the dog in long sleeves with no coat. To say it is breezy is an understatement. OH, well, still unseasonably warm. I did spot a couple of snow flakes when I was out there. Strange day.


33 posted on 12/05/2012 9:31:13 AM PST by tioga
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To: tioga
I have my head firmly in the sand.

I'm right there with you in Ostrich Mode. No Sean, no Rush, not even Bret Baier. I jettisoned that pompous a-hole (more self Bowdlerization) O'Reilly long before the election. I've been listening to Oldies and Christmas music. And, in the case of The Ronettes, both at the same time.

34 posted on 12/05/2012 9:32:26 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: tioga

Aw, come on, Ti-that can’t be any fun. Come back out here, crank up the angry, heavy rock and meet the status quo full on...


35 posted on 12/05/2012 9:32:57 AM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: tioga

I get a few minutes of Sean on my way home but it seems to almost always be people talking over each other. And he’s the worst offender. I don’t think I could take 3 hours of that.


36 posted on 12/05/2012 9:34:47 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

Well, thank God I am rarely in the car for 3 hours when he is on. LOL


37 posted on 12/05/2012 9:51:13 AM PST by tioga
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To: tioga

Did you see the Michelle Malkin column on the gov’t plan to help the spotted owl by going out and shooting another species of owl?


38 posted on 12/05/2012 10:00:36 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

that is LUDICROUS! only a lib could think that one up.


39 posted on 12/05/2012 10:03:33 AM PST by tioga
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree; SoothingDave

I like to listen to old protest songs-even though they were about another war entirely, the spirit of some passages still applies-Even Steppenwolf’s “Monster”-

“And though the past has its share of injustice
Kind was the spirit in many a way
But its protectors and friends have been sleeping
Now it’s a monster and will not obey

America, where are you now
Don’t you care about your sons and daughters
Don’t you know we need you now
We can’t fight alone against the monster”

I can’t do head in the sand-I’ve tried, but the rebel I’ve always been is still way too alive, and wants/needs to do something in my own small way...

Who’s “Won’t Get Fooled Again” is a fav, too...


40 posted on 12/05/2012 10:05:38 AM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: tioga

It’s an analogy to their economic policies, though. Picking winners and losers.


41 posted on 12/05/2012 10:08:07 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

Oh, my God, they want to play owl police now? The whole f’in world has gone mad-beam me up, Scotty...


42 posted on 12/05/2012 10:08:54 AM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: Texan5

Jim Quinn uses that for his radio show (warroom.com) which is based here, but syndicated and on XM. I never knew who sang it.


43 posted on 12/05/2012 10:09:40 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

I watched the Five yesterday because I adore Greg Gutfeld and he was back but I lost my mind when beckel said he agreed with plastic puss Costas and Jason Whitlock that if not for guns the thug football player and his baby mamma would be alive. Both Greg and Andrea did an okay job of slapping him flat but not definitively enough. You can’t tell me belcher would not have choked/beaten her to death. I have ZERO TOLERANCE for lib BS at this point. The Five is the only thing ill watch and only bc of GG.


44 posted on 12/05/2012 10:11:38 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
Obama excerpts (bolder-I'zed):

"I believe it is in our best interests ..."
"And I know many Americans feel the same way ... "
"I am not going to balance the budget on the backs of ...."
"I ... me ... my ..."

45 posted on 12/05/2012 10:17:06 AM PST by mikrofon (Better off he were Bowdlerized)
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To: xsmommy

I saw the Five yesterday, as well and I loved seeing Beckel get smacked. It appears now that Belcher was totally screwed up, history of domestic abuse, drunken rages, probable prescription drug addiction, etc. Pardon me for casemanager mode, but-why the hell he was not removed from the lineup and therapy not made a condition of his continued employment? Gun control my ass...


46 posted on 12/05/2012 10:25:05 AM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: Texan5

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLWx-qNhGuI

Here’s Jim Quinn with a recent bit.


47 posted on 12/05/2012 10:36:44 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

9 points is tempting.

I haven’t talked to my old friend Mo far too long.


48 posted on 12/05/2012 10:38:38 AM PST by NeoCaveman (SMOD 2012)
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To: xsmommy

The people here on FR getting all in a lather about Boehner and his offers to raise revenue seem to not get that the GOP is not in a strong position.

Mark Steyn’s column last weekend about how we want big entitlements and low taxes needs to be read and understood by all. Until we can make the argument for lowering the welfare state, we ought to at least make people pay for what they are demanding.


49 posted on 12/05/2012 10:39:18 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: Texan5
I can’t do head in the sand-I’ve tried, but the rebel I’ve always been is still way too alive,

I see the way you walk down the street/Watch the way you shuffle your feet...

50 posted on 12/05/2012 10:55:27 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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