1. Hello all,

    I have just come from a party that was given for my cousin's son. He just graduated high school. They are from Pennsylvania. We were ordering pizza, and my Aunt said "I ordered cheese and sausage on one." My cousin said, "You can't have both, it will bastardize the flavor." We all laughed because we had never heard of bastardize. They said everyone in Penn. says this. I was wondering is this true? Has anyone else heard this word used this way before? Thanks, Gilda
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  3. by   NurseDennie
    I've heard the word "bastardize" but regarding pizza! Awwww, why not!


  4. by   kittyw
    Last edit by kittyw on Apr 19, '03
  5. by   WalMart_ADN
    what does it mean exactly??
  6. by   Aussienurse2
    Bastardize= to change something into something less than ideal. Eg: in order to get more money the company had to bastardise it's primary objectives. In common usage in Australia.
  7. by   Tookie
    Certainly is - common - refers to not only behavoiur but other items - now pizzas.
  8. by   Nurse Ratched
    I consider Northwest PA home despite living in Indiana currently, and I have not heard that word in usage there. Do what you want to your pizza, just don't "bastardize" the wings!
  9. by   shygirl
    Thanks for the input, my cousin is from Yardley Penn. Gilda
  10. by   RNforLongTime
    I am from a town near Erie, PA and NEVER heard that word used in the 26 years I lived there! Must be a 'burgh or a Philly thing. LOL!
  11. by   Ted
    I try to use the word "bastardize" as often and in as many sentences as possible. It's my way of "bastardizing" the English Language.

    As a musician, I try to "bastardize" different styles of music. For example, I'll bastardized country or rap tunes by changing them to polka tunes . . . love those polka tunes.

    . . . . don't mind me, I'm just in a silly mood!

  12. by   NRSKarenRN
    Philly reporting in....not every day lanquage but I've heard it used more in Bucks county area....where Yardley's located as "upper crust" in that area.

    Extra cheese and sausage along with one plain cheese from Peppino's almost weekly staple here.
  13. by   jayna
    Okay, what does pissed off means in Aussie and what does it means in the state?
  14. by   Ted
    "Pissed-off" in the U.S. means angry! "I'm pissed offed at you" means "I'm angry at you."

    I've also heard it as "go away". For example: "You. . . . why don't you 'piss-off'!".