This topic has recently come up at work after someone (me) sent an email to his entire org (almost 350 people) and dropped the f-bomb. I soon had a reply that someone took offense so I hit reply-all, owned it as a mistake and apologized. I then received close to 50 emails from folks ranging from confusion (what was there to take offense from in your email?!) to joking to some levels of anger (if I can't swear at work, I don't want to work here). I had a discussion with my skip-level manager about it and he doesn't think it was a big deal but does think that swearing at work on its own is toxic - says it can be viewed as aggressive and is not inclusive of all. I tend to think that it is situations that can be toxic but swearing, in and of itself, is not a big deal. Thoughts? (for context, I work in a corporate, software environment. We all make way too much money and my group is spread around the world with offices in North America, Germany, and India primarily).