In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Other books were bowdlerized, including Boccaccio's Decameron and Castiglione's The Courtier.
- However, their voices have been lost; that is, their idiom and phraseology were bowdlerized by pious editors like Hibbins
- Spencer sees that modern astronomy's contempt for its mystically minded ancestor has required an acrobatic rewrite of history, in which the ideas of those of the past have been bowdlerised and suppressed.
- Forget that the sense of it being a fable is bowdlerized by the fact that almost none of the character action is fully motivated.
- I want to do a very quick and inevitably glib and bowdlerised bit of history before coming to my point.
- I have been obliged to bowdlerise the exact words he used.
- One wonders what other half-hidden catastrophes the draftsman might have included in nooks and crannies of the distant vistas, only to have them bowdlerized by his publisher.
- In 1979, he discovered that ‘some cubby-hole editors’ had bowdlerized his book in 98 places.
- The shape of the great tales, so often bastardised and bowdlerised, is lost without the fine-weave and fibre of the prose itself.
- The first intimations of serious trouble came from Trieste, where the censors savagely bowdlerised Stiffelio 1850.
- I'll confess I didn't realize how much his stuff got bowdlerized for the airwaves.
- Mistress Quickly's lines were severely bowdlerized in the 19th century.
- They were not published until 1813 and a full, though bowdlerized, edition waited until 1898.
- It's one thing to bowdlerize copy for family consumption, it's quite another to make it sound like someone is being suspended in an act of ultra-PC idiocy because you don't print the actual quote that got them in trouble.
- The more subversive, high-functional sufferers of this syndrome can be quite funny, at least in the context of repressed and bowdlerized bourgeois institutions, like junior high.
- Is it that the artists really hate having their creative works bowdlerised and would resist signing contracts which would result in even wider distribution of the watered-down versions of their work?
- No, it wasn't ‘walk and chew gum’, it was ‘fart and chew gum’, as you well known; it was bowdlerised for popular consumption.
- I knew ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ was usually bowdlerised so that at least the heroine survived but in the version in this book she ended up eaten.
- This early, healthy, and profoundly Christian apprehension has, of course, been bowdlerized by the pagan eco-spirituality crowd (which sees nature, not as a sacrament, but as a goddess).
- After his death, he remained a key figure, both lionized and bowdlerized by the regime, with statues and shrines set up to celebrate him as a ‘champion of the Party’.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.