// This is the function.
		String.prototype.format = function (args) {
			var str = this;
			return str.replace(String.prototype.format.regex, function(item) {
				var intVal = parseInt(item.substring(1, item.length - 1));
				var replace;
				if (intVal >= 0) {
					replace = args[intVal];
				} else if (intVal === -1) {
					replace = "{";
				} else if (intVal === -2) {
					replace = "}";
				} else {
					replace = "";
				}
				return replace;
			});
		};
		String.prototype.format.regex = new RegExp("{-?[0-9]+}", "g");
		
		// Sample usage.
		var str = "She {1} {0}{2} by the {0}{3}. {-1}^_^{-2}";
		str = str.format(["sea", "sells", "shells", "shore"]);
		alert(str);