While older ladies send jokes with the bite of bowdlerized
Bill Cosby routines, younger folk favor self-righteous rants on dolphin torture.
These usually provided some more or less elaborate scholarly apparatus, so that though often bowdlerized
to protect the young, they helped to promote the idea of Shakespeare as a classical and difficult author.
Most of us, I suspect, know The Arabian Nights only from the simplified, bowdlerized
versions found in the nursery.
by the Rajahs' savants to mean "While we sweat we hope," the epigraph fits O perfectly.
An aide turned over a bowdlerized
report hours before Rockefeller's taking office because Rockefeller had promised to make it public the moment he had the power.
The New York Board of Regents was found to have falsified, on moral grounds, most of the literary texts used in its exams; here classic literature was bowdlerized
in the interests of political correctness.
It is something of an irony that Davis was inspired to pursue this study in law when reading the bowdlerized
version of Tess (Graphic, 1891).
Ravitch, an education historian and a research professor of education at NYU, shows how this country's students are compelled to read insipid texts that have been censored and bowdlerized
, issued by publishers who willingly cut controversial material from their books.
In the 50 years that followed, thousands of movies were cut, bowdlerized
or banned outright by state and local censors.
Slightly earlier, Forman's casebooks had been used in a less obtrusive but more revealing manner by Keith Thomas to illustrate early modern astrological practice in Religion and the Decline of Magic (1971), while, earlier still, Forman had been put on the map by the bowdlerized
version of his curious autobiography produced by the Victorian scholar J.
A later headnote added by West editors actually bowdlerized
the language: "A charge that the defendant was 'a mother and sister riding son of a bitch' is not such insulting language towards a female relative as to require its submission as a specific adequate cause to reduce the homicide to manslaughter.
A columnist's article was bowdlerized
and two more in Halifax quit when their pieces, critical of the Aspers, were spiked.
to suggest that Jews, en bloc, endanger the Christian majority, the paragraph reads like rough-hewn antisemitism cured in paranoia.
Garbo finally blew Mercedes out of her life for good when de Acosta published her explosive, albeit highly bowdlerized
, memoir, Here Lies the Heart, in 1960.
The texts themselves correct the errors of previous translators: Coindreau, for example, working from the first edition of If I Forget Thee, Jerusalem (published then as The Wild Palms) had translated the Tall Convict's bowdlerized
final words, "Women, --