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Working on something I'm writing, I remembered those movies, those bastardized renditions of Greek mythology.
America's unifying language of English is bastardized by newcomers who refuse to learn what makes us ``one nation'' and somehow interpret it as ``racist'' if asked to learn it properly.
Later, bastardized progeny of the Rococo, from King Ludwig II's castle at Linderhof, outside Munich, to Liberace's latter-day palaces, outside Los Angeles, had drifted far beyond the pale of proper art history until Koons crash-landed his bizarre mutations of the style onto the walls of SoHo, where they demanded equal time.
It will merely show which man is the fastest over a bastardized distance.
The late James Beard, while calling the club ``one of the greatest sandwiches of all time'' in his ``American Cooking'' published in 1972, grumbled, ``Nowadays the sandwich is bastardized because it is usually made as a three-decker, which is not authentic, and nowadays practically everyone uses turkey, and there's a vast difference between turkey and chicken where sandwiches are concerned.
The captive, bastardized, whipped, insultingly trained animals.
One of the things we talked about was how our parents would sing us English lullabies in their bastardized Spanish.
And I believe that baseball played with designated hitters is a bastardized, impure version of the game.
Earlier critics such as Celsus, Porphyry, and Julian had made good use of this association to portray Christianity as little more than a bastardized form of Judaism, which was in turn, as they saw it, the religion of a barbarian people at the fringes of the Empire.
Throughout history, most of Haiti's French-speaking elites have considered Kreyol an inferior language or a bastardized version of French.
Those for whom the term feng shui connotes a Chinese technique seized upon by Western interior designers in the 1990s and quickly bastardized and rebranded under the New Age aegis may have suffered some alarm at the prospect of Zak Kitnick's second solo exhibition at this gallery, laid out as it was according to the principles of something called a "bagua grid.
Composed of only drums, bastardized bass guitar and angst-ridden vocals, the music focuses on topics of isolation, abandonment and fear.