I believe that language is important.
Words, are important.
Even in profanity.
Words like sonofabitch, motherfucker (or the more colloquial 'muthafucka'), whore (or 'ho'), bitch (or the more acceptable 'BIATCH')
These words can be powerful modifiers. When appropriately applied, they have the power to remove ambiguity and clearly and concisely express one's thoughts.
They are a boon to communication.
The lack of such words in the workplace, while widely viewed as a "good thing", actually hinders communication and can lead to costly misinterpretation.
Let's examine the word "sonofabitch" for a moment.
At thefreedictionary.com, which is the most authoritative dictionary in the world (because it's free), a Son Of A Bitch is defined as follows:
"son of a bitch
Vulgar n. pl. sons of bitches
A person regarded as thoroughly mean or disagreeable.
Used to express annoyance, disgust, disappointment, or amazement."
The Thesaurus (also free, so equally definitive) lists the following synonyms:
"Noun 1. son of a bitch - insulting terms of address for people who are stupid or irritating or ridiculous
dickhead, mother fucker, motherfucker, prick, asshole, bastard, cocksucker, SOB, whoreson, shit
dirty word, vulgarism, obscenity - an offensive or indecent word or phrase
disagreeable person, unpleasant person - a person who is not pleasant or agreeable"
While this scholarly analysis of the word is informative, sometimes a picture truly is worth a thousand words.
In the photo below, the guy on the right is a member of a bomb squad in the middle of deactivating an explosive device. The guy behind him, well, he's a sonofabitch.