You've posed an interesting conundrum: Bastart is a term specific to a male child. What do you call a female child born out of wedlock?
Hmmm. Often, in english, substituting a 'a' where there was an 'o', or appending an 'a' to the word, give the female form. So: bastarda or (by reversing the process) bastord? Inquiring minds need to know.
Canada is officially bilingual, so let's look at its usage in french.
'Bâtard' (bastard): Bread - a loaf weighing some 450g or so, halfway between a baguette and a full-kilo loaf. Mortar - a mortar mixed from 10 to 15% lime and cement, used outdoors or high humidity indoor environments.
In addition, I'm quite sure that the members of the rather long list of famous and accomplished historical bastards, which includes Leonardo da Vinci, would not consider their class/type/designation as immoral, scandalous and obscene.
Twenty-six hours of courses, and you get to call yourself and engineer? Oy vey!
In other countries, to be able to call yourself an engineer, you need a bachelor, an apprenticeship, AND to pay annual dues to a society.
In the 'States, from what I can tell, anyone who can identify the screwdriver from amongst a collection of objects on a kitchen table is considered an engineer. Does the same, rigorous vetting process apply to judges and politicians?
This might explain a lot of the articles I read here...
For example, Nicholas James Bridgewater does a stirring rendition of Moluvee Roshun Ulee's Ta‘tīlāt or A Treatise Concerning the Permutations of Letters in the Arabic Language. Other gems can be found in the Collections.