Some of us still clearly remember our shock when we discovered, during the Watergate saga, just how often people in power use offensive language.
The edited transcripts of many meetings in The White House brought the expression (expletive deleted) to the fore. Over the years it's been shortened, through laziness I guess, to simply (expletive).
A self-censoring article in Times Record - the online news source for Fort Smith, Western Arkansas and Eastern Oklahoma no less - describes the first night the band Vintage Trouble supported The Who.
You can read the full article here. (As VT is my current favourite band, I'm keen to spread the word whenever the opportunity arises.)
Meanwhile, I'm tempted to ask the publishers to explicate their own literary creation.
And tell them what a complete set of (expletive)ing (expletive)s they are.