Posted by Mark Leam on March 04, 2004
I saw your reference to this and wonder if there could be more to this than just a vernacular expression in its coarsest sense. (Excuse the pun). I am wondering if there might be a play on words in reference to a common type of file the "Bastard File". Clearly there is more than a singular connection with grinding and filing and bastard as a file type. Just throwing this open to see what others think.