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Saturday, June 28, 2008

The Dangers of Brainstorming

The Dangers of BrainstormingWell done to Tunbridge Wells Borough Council for proving that their existence is futile. They have decreed that the term "brainstorming" is illegal, and replaced it with the catchy phrase "thought showers".

Officials Tunbridge Wells Borough Council fear that "brainstorm" might offend epileptics or the mentally ill.

What complete bollocks!

It is clear the the word used in context is nothing to do with derogatory remarks against those who are ill.

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
."

A council spokesman 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'."

Farking morons!

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12 comments:

  1. In the case of Tunbridge Wells Borough Council, "shitstorm" might be the more useful expression.

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  2. benpal12:12 PM

    Brainstorming is specifically derogatory to the Tunbridge Wells Borough Council because they have nothing to storm. So they must feel left out.

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  3. Tonk.1:02 PM

    Why is political correctness so common in local authorities and the groups they control?

    Is it because they have nothing to do all day and so they fill their days with such nonsense?

    Why do so many people that promote PC ideals, read the Guardian and why are there so many jobs for places like the BBC, educational establishments and local authorities advertised in it?

    Is the Guardian really the guardian of Political Correctness?

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  4. Alice1:16 PM

    I'm epileptic so I reserve the right to tell anyone who dares pull that shite on me to stick their head up their lavender-scented arse.

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  5. Alice, as an afterthought1:19 PM

    In fact - Ken, d'ya have their email? I'm tempted to prod them saying I'm offended that they dare think I would be offended by the word.

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  6. the man from u.n.c.l.e1:27 PM

    May I suggest some golden showers, on the heads of yet another bunch of moronic local council jobsworths.

    It is great, is it not, to see where our hard earned council tax is spent.

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  7. Anonymous4:13 PM

    Ok, Ken, most of your stuff is unbelievable but this HAS to be made up, rigth:), Right?:) is it April 1? No? O never mind. Sigh.

    Debbie

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  8. Sir Henry Morgan11:46 PM

    Whoever thought of that is a mong.

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  9. On The Run10:19 AM

    Thought shower? that may offend those who suffer from hydrocephalus

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  10. Anonymous3:58 AM

    Two questions:

    1. What force of law does this pronouncement have? Can anybody actually be charged with a crime?

    2. What is the UK equivalent of challenging a law as unconstitional, as can be done in the US?

    Steve in San Diegp

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  11. What the public doesn't see (and even their elected representatives rarely see) is the mass of rules, guidelines and -- in some cases -- laws that bombard council offices from Whitehall, often originating in Brussels.

    On top of this, there is now a raft of judgments that have already forced specific public bodies to adapt to imposed practices and methodologies -- including language usage -- in order to avoid the risk of costly "discrimination" or "offence" claims.

    For anyone who doesn't realise this sort of thing goes on, I can report that one of my former colleagues on Medway Council is in trouble simply for speaking the word "Paddy" when telling a joke during a break from official business -- see HERE.

    The problem almost certainly does not originate with or within the council itself, but has effectively been imposed, and no council can justify spending a fortune in public money to pay for a legal defence if an allegation is made, as poor Cllr Bamber is now having to do out of his own pocket.

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  12. I'd say 'shower of bastards' and let it go at that....

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