I'm sure most people have read Snyder's Batman 17 by now. If you have, you likely recall that a large portion of the issue dealt with Joker taunting Batman as he worked his way through Arkham Asylum. The issue felt a lot like a giant monologue on the Joker's part (one which I enjoyed and think Snyder handled rather well). However, at the very end of the issue (literally the last panel before the bakup begins), the Joker tells Batman to "Sit [his] *%^ down!"
This actually bothered me a lot. I felt as though the Joker's entire game of cat and mouse with Batman and his skillful manipulation of all of the elements was sort of ruined by this ending. Maybe it's just the fact that the profanity appearing blocked out by symbols appears ridiculous. Or maybe it's just that I feel Joker is above the need for typical swearing to get his point across. Or maybe there's some other reason this irked me.
But whatever the reason, I felt like I was being shown a cliched unstable sociopath rather than the Joker we all know and love (to fear).
And if I recall correctly, this is not the first time Snyder has had Joker use a swear word blocked out by symbols.
Am I alone in this opinion or do other people also find that this makes the Joker feel out of character? Please share.