Traditional blackmsithing. in Blacksmithing, General Discussion Posted August 11, 2017 9 hours ago, ThomasPowers said: Here in the USA we also see words that have nothing to do with popular hot topics getting "banned" because of people making bad assumptions about them and not being competent to look them up and allow them to be used correctly. They are evidently competent to make a big stink about them in the Media. (I had hoped the Media would be for the expansion of the common vocabulary not it's narrowing; instead they channel Diana Moon Glampers!) I think that this was covered in Farenheit 451: According to Beatty, special-interest groups and other “minorities” objected to books that offended them. Soon, books all began to look the same, as writers tried to avoid offending anybody. This was not enough, however, and society as a whole decided to simply burn books . Just you wait Professor Higgins just you wait We have it here too. A couple of public libraries started censoring books but fortunately they were slapped by the authorities since the practice was unconstitutional. I have seen someone objecting on IFI to bastard files. Now the medieval use of the word was in no way pejorative. Google "the bastard of Orleans".