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Now, as we all know, over the years the word gay has been usurped and bastardised to give it a meaning it never did have.
One of the most striking freedoms independence would give to individuals, would be the right to call themselves Welsh abroad, to be Welsh passport holders and not to have to hide their true nationality behind a bastardised, concocted one.
Yes, there's still a day out at Twickenham to be had for the finalists of the National Trophy and yes, there's still a useful amount of prize money on offer but sadly the concept - particularly the current bastardised version - is no longer relevant.
Over the years they've bastardised the whole thing.
That's just a bastardised version of pop," he retorts in his laid-back, Pembroke drawl, before quickly retracting the word "bastardised" and adding: "What I do is just as much pop as that sort of thing.
We have bastardised the whole piece but we have also kept its truth, which is a comment a lot of people have made to us.
He added: "Turkish baths are a welcome import in this country and should be allowed to flower as near to the original as possible and not be bastardised by Anglo- Saxon prudery.
Unlike true fiction or genuine documentary, this bastardised form of television is blatantly manipulative and openly exploitative.
With dreadfully bastardised logic, the reasoning was that since all wars were made by men, therefore all men made war.
The world is bastardised and many people are confused, so this is one the ways I can correct some of the anomalies embedded in the society.
They include a nod to the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical with a bastardised medley of South Pacific tunes - among them Rachel Rae's confident, knowing Childwall Valley High (aka Bali Ha'i), while the highlight of the night has got to be the full length version of Bohemian Rhapsody, complete with Drew Schofield guitar solo, which forms the explosive finale to the first half.
Here is a sentence I thought I will never write: The bastardised version of a Bollywood film is way better than its original.