How to use Expletive in a sentence as a noun

But I know for a fact that your essay "Don't give you users **** work" did not benefit a single bit from the expletive in the title.

Same goes for syntax like "!_->" - it looks like cartoon "expletive deleted" sequence, not like a readable code.

The premise of your argument is that it's reasonable for a project manager to invoke "Finnish Culture" as a justification for calling people on their team names and singling them out for expletive-laced approbation in public.

"It's the multimedia equivalent of Taibbi's expletive-laced purple prose.

"Very rarely did I see him become completely unglued it happened, but mostly he just looked at you and very directly said in a very loud and stern voice, You are [expletive] up my company, or, If we fail, it will be because of you.

Sorry for the expletive, but you sure did nail it.

For one, I don't really feel like the expletive in the title helped his cause at all.

I'm not sure the expletive was warranted, this being HN and all, but the post he referred to did start with an ad hominem by implying that a personal account of how drone operators have the same emotions as everybody else was manipulative.

Would it be reasonable to think of these expletive redacted botnets as a force of nature?

Expletive definitions


profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger; "expletives were deleted"

See also: curse oath swearing swearword cuss


a word or phrase conveying no independent meaning but added to fill out a sentence or metrical line