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    "Thought Showers"???

    WTF??? The P.C. police are at it again!

    Council bans brainstorming

    By Nick Allen

    Last Updated: 2:06PM BST 20/06/2008

    A council has banned the term "brainstorming" and replaced it with "thought showers". Tunbridge Wells Borough Council in Kent was accused of taking political correctness to extremes after instructing staff to make the change.

    The move came as council chiefs feared the word brainstorming might offend mentally ill people and those with epilepsy.

    The buzz term is often used by executives to generate ideas among their staff.

    But memos have been sent to staff asking them not to use it and some have been given training which encouraged them to use the alternative of thought showers.

    Even charities representing epileptics said the ban was taking political correctness too far.

    Margaret Thomas, of the National Society for Epilepsy, said: "Brainstorming is a clear and descriptive phrase."

    "Alternatives such as thought shower or blue-sky thinking are ambiguous to say the least."

    "Any implication that the word brainstorming is offensive to epileptics takes political correctness too far."

    Richard Colwill, of mental health charity SANE, said: "This ban goes too far. Few would be genuinely offended by the word brainstorming in the context of council meetings."

    A spokesman for Tunbridge Wells Borough Council in Kent said: "We take diversity awareness very seriously.

    "The majority of staff have taken part in training and been asked to use the term thought showers."

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    ummm...


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    Gimme a friggin break...

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    Carlin woulda had fun with this one......

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    Quote Originally Posted by i1sum2! View Post
    Carlin woulda had fun with this one......
    No doubt!

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    Oh man....I mean, oh person. You gotta be kidding me!!

    Darn it! I just heard you can't use the word "kidding" anymore because it offends the youth.

    You gotta be pulling my leg. Uh-oh..don't want to offend the limbless.
    You gotta be shitting me. Nah...the irritable-bowel people might get upset.
    You gotta be joking me.....ok....I think.....I think we have a winner.

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    If I EVER use the term "thought showers", you ALL have my permission to "beat me with heavy clubs and leave me to die bleeding in the moonlight".

    Thanks, G.C.
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    Sounds too much like "Golden Shower", so not sure that's a good term. Then again, if you are in a brainstorming session and someone is pissing all over your ideas, then I guess you could call it a "Golden Thought Shower"!

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    Good gosh, what's next, change it from hurricane to 'person'cane?
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    Quote Originally Posted by billy007 View Post
    Sounds too much like "Golden Shower", so not sure that's a good term. Then again, if you are in a brainstorming session and someone is pissing all over your ideas, then I guess you could call it a "Golden Thought Shower"!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LowLifeFlatHeadScum View Post
    This is bovine excrement.
    ....thought up by a guy named Richard Cranium.
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    Brainstorming brainstorming brainstorming brainstorming

    There, now sue me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VanHalenRules View Post
    Good gosh, what's next, change it from hurricane to 'person'cane?
    Actually, isn't that the reason the names now alternate between male and female names so as not to discriminate?

    I don't believe this story. It will probably be like the teacher that was let go for practicing witchcraft and it turn out false. I can not (or will not) believe someone is this stupid.
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