Hmmm, anyone else wondering why El Reg needs to report on Linus' vocabulary every fucking time?
He did his job, told the submitter to go away until it was the right time and/or the right feature.
Granted, his choice of words could be improved, but reporting on it constantly is not newsworthy in and out of itself. Maybe if they had another high profile, esp female, coder quitting due to toxic environment, then yes.
But there is no indication that this escalated into anything newsworthy, so reporting on the feature removal, minus chatter about profanity, would have been just as good. Tell you what, apply Shannon's Theorem and report on the language used when Linus happens not put any profanity anywhere ;-)
My $.02 anyway.