The magazine of record has printed the words “like being face-fucked by Satan.” This has to be a first. Search the New Yorker archives and you won’t find another instance of anyone being “face-fucked” by anything, let alone Satan.
Evidently the proper spelling of “face-fucked” includes a hyphen. This was unclear in The New Yorker’s print edition because the word was split across two lines. (Photo above.) But in the online edition the word is not split, and it still includes a hyphen. (Photo below.) The magazine’s fact-checking and copyediting departments are famously the best in the business.
– Brian Hurley