The Irish do their part to accelerate the dumbing-down of Western civilization:
'Brainstorming', the buzzword used by executives to generate ideas among their staff, has been deemed politically incorrect by civil servants because it is thought to be offensive to people with brain disorders.
Instead staff at the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment (DETI) in Belfast will use the term 'thought-showers' when they get together to think creatively. A spokeswoman said: 'The DETI does not use the term brainstorming on its training courses on the grounds that it may be deemed pejorative.'
Sources inside the department said there was concern that the term would cause offence to people with epilepsy as well those with brain tumours or brain injuries.
Thought shower? How 'bout a scintilating papaya-guava-aloe vera body wash to turn your shower into a totally organic experience? Or maybe just a good old jolt of Irish Coffee. That ought to get the old creative juices flowing.
(h/t A Small Victory)