Nanny Knows Best

Nanny Knows Best
Dedicated to exposing, and resisting, the all pervasive nanny state that is corroding the way of life and the freedom of the people of Britain.

Sunday, December 05, 2004

Nanny's Bad Language

The World is Not EnoughNanny has many friends around the country, people and organisations only too happy and willing to "do her bidding"; and impose yet another layer of suffocating rules on the citizens of Britain.

Today we travel to Merthyr Tydfil, in Wales, where Nanny's lackeys in the council have decided that the use of the word "brainstorming" is offensive to people with head injuries.

This word has now been placed on the Orwellian banned list.

The council proscribes the following alternative phrases to be used instead:

1 "Blue sky thinking"

2 "Ideas cascade"

How very elegant!

Remember children, by controlling the language Nanny effectively controls what you can and cannot think.

Counter revolutionary ideas cannot be constructed, if you do not have the vocabulary to construct them.


  1. Anonymous6:09 AM

    Merthyr Tydfil's nannies are behind the curve on this one. Our thrusting go-ahead council banned "brainstorming" years ago in an effort to keep up with the state-of-the-art in language modification. The officially approved Newspeak alternative is "thought shower". We humble serfs can only bow down in admiration at this magnificent innovation.

  2. Anonymous9:55 PM

    Do thought showers take on a lovely golden hue?Tee hee. Actually I think the hue is a rosy pink as we bask in the warm glow of smug correctness knowing that we are not causing any offence (except perhaps against the Queen's English).