The NYT can spend multiple paragraphs avoiding quoting a naughty word

Yes, this is old, but it's on Twitter again today, so it's new enough: Joe Coscarelli's perfectly foul-mounted demand that the New York Times let itself quote naughty words, citing the circumlocutory fucking around below as evidence that it is "ridiculously prude with regards to printing curse words."

Her writing could be earthy, with at least three messages using variations on the two most common swear words.

In one, she responded to a message with a single word, weaving one of them into "unbelievable."

In another, she said her staff should not take on empty tasks. "You should go," she said, "but don't volunteer us for the" scutwork — though she substituted an epithet for the first part of that last word.

Things seem not to have improved since Joe's 2010 missive, with no fucks or shits in the past year. Plenty of piss, though.

But hey, give The Times some credit: its editors can avoid using the word "torture" with just a single sentence.