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(Telegraph)   Term "brainstorming" deemed politically incorrect to epileptics. Suggested replacement: "Thought shower"   ( divider line
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2003-04-30 08:31:40 AM  
idea provocation
2003-04-30 08:39:54 AM  
Every time you think you've heard the dumbest thing ever, FARK comes along and tops it. Besides, "Word Storm" is offensive to dyslexics, and "Thought Shower" is offensive to incontinents.
2003-04-30 08:46:23 AM  
How about "tremble-turd"? Is that a better euphamism for epileptics?
2003-04-30 08:48:30 AM  
I ffffffaaaiilll tototooooo ssseeeee tthhhheeheheheeee hhhuuummmmmoooorrrrrrrr
2003-04-30 09:23:09 AM  
Can you see all the lawsuits lurking in there.

At the office:
Boss: "Gladys, come in here and take a thought shower with me"
Secretary: "You'll be hearing from my lawyer"

After school:
Billy: "Mom, Dad! We thought showered with the teacher at school today"

the possibilities are endless
2003-04-30 10:29:19 AM  
Ididntdoit, that's precious.
2003-04-30 11:07:08 AM  
The Liberal Thought Police are still hard at work.
2003-04-30 11:20:31 AM  
What's up with all the imaginary PC stuff coming from G.B.?
First there was the "Hot Cross Buns" non-story, then there was some hullaballoo about books with pigs in them, and now "Brainstorming"?
It sounds like someone's having a good leg-pull at the media's expense.
Oh-oh..."Leg pull" might offend the amputated. My bad.
2003-04-30 11:42:52 AM  
Man, that sucks. Brainstorming was my favorite Atari game ever. Oh, wait, that's Barnstorming. Never mind.
2003-04-30 11:43:50 AM  
"thought shower" is offensive to head-shot victims.
2003-04-30 01:41:09 PM  
/scratches head
Hmmm.....more PC...

Mind Raping
Golden Word Showers
Brain Shredding
Cerebral Farking
2003-04-30 02:27:01 PM  
No voting?

' nuthin anyway
2003-04-30 02:27:09 PM  
But it never said who is spreading the idea that this is un-pc.
2003-04-30 02:27:16 PM  
I hate people.
2003-04-30 02:27:24 PM  
You gotta be kidding me....and I thought I had to much time on my hands!?
2003-04-30 02:27:39 PM  
No hope for us anymore

/loads his gun, points at head, pulls trigger.

/can no longer live in this world
2003-04-30 02:27:42 PM  
what about the schziophrenic community?
2003-04-30 02:27:42 PM  
If you vote enable, I'll vote for *Cerebral Farking*
2003-04-30 02:28:13 PM  
My favorite story was what happened at the local Raging Waters park a while back. There used to be a ride called the Black Hole in which you rode down the slide in darkness. I went back to the park a few years later and I saw that the name of the ride was now Dark Hole. Give me a friggin' break!

Time to call Crayola and tell them I'm going to sue them if they don't change the color Black to Dark.
2003-04-30 02:28:25 PM  
I can rest easy tonight. Someone is a bigger moran than I am.
2003-04-30 02:28:40 PM  
2003-04-30 02:29:02 PM  
concept incontinence
2003-04-30 02:29:24 PM  
impaler: shhhhh, theres a loophole for anything these days....hang on....loop-hole? thats just disgusting!
2003-04-30 02:29:42 PM  
2003-04-30 02:29:55 PM  

please God tell me that was intentional.
2003-04-30 02:30:01 PM  
golden shower?
2003-04-30 02:30:22 PM  

And a better spellur too.........
2003-04-30 02:30:24 PM  
People found it more offensive that the question was being asked of them, she said.

Letting today's teachers anywhere near your child is bad parenting...
2003-04-30 02:30:26 PM  
So the floppy chickens are sensitive too?
2003-04-30 02:30:47 PM  
Mind Enema
2003-04-30 02:31:00 PM  
Stupid. Next article please.
2003-04-30 02:31:14 PM  
And then it was followed up that asking students to do home work was inconsiderate to children who live in apartments, and that both the words work and home were offensive to parents in trailer parks.
2003-04-30 02:31:30 PM  
Impaler has me laughing almost hard enough to forget the inane, wonderless, mind-numbingly STUPID world we live in that is attempting to police people's thoughts.
2003-04-30 02:32:35 PM  
Good God the PC crowd are retar... er... "mentally challenged" dumbshi... er... "intelligence deficient fecals".
2003-04-30 02:32:51 PM  
Brainstorming? THAT'S NOT OFFENSIVE!

What does an elephant use as a vibrator?
An Epileptic

What do you do when an epileptic has a fit in the tub?
Throw in your laundry...

THAT'S OFFENSIVE (and funny)
/runs & hides
2003-04-30 02:33:08 PM  
I imagine there is gonna be a major sh.., uh, poop whirlwind in here any minute.
2003-04-30 02:33:23 PM  
concept incontinence

Better known as a "brain fart"
2003-04-30 02:33:33 PM  
dont hide dude... tell more. Im falling off my chair over here.
2003-04-30 02:34:13 PM  
It will be a cold day in hell when I call a stewardess a flight attendant. Then again if I want to join the mile high club (1.6km club so not to offend our metric friends) I should shut my mouth.
2003-04-30 02:34:26 PM  
I'm offended by the term "politically correct." It offends all people suffering from the dread disease common sense.
2003-04-30 02:34:31 PM  
Without stupid words/expressions like 'brainstorming', how am I expected to play 'Bullshiat Bingo' in boring meetings at work?
Ant [TotalFark]
2003-04-30 02:34:48 PM  
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2003-04-30 02:35:33 PM  
This PC shiat is always pushed by the right in order to obsfucate how farked up their own policies are. Nothing new here. "Oh look, the whiny liberals think 'brain storm' is not PC" - repeal abortion rights. "Oh look, the whiny liberals think 'mankind' is not PC" - create the largest deficit in the history of modern civilization.
2003-04-30 02:35:52 PM  
Am I the only one that smells a very good prank that nobody has picked up on yet?
2003-04-30 02:36:08 PM  
You hear about the dyslexic guy? At the meeting, he Brianstormed.
2003-04-30 02:36:26 PM  
From the Epilespy Jokes website:

"E" Jokes
If you are easily offended, do NOT read these jokes. They are meant to be FUNNY, not offensive! I am of the mind that if you cannot laugh at yourself, then you take yourself WAY too seriously. Levity sometimes helps people cope with the every day stresses of their condition and that is exactly why I am posting these. These were all sent to me from around the web and my appreciation goes out to everyone who submitted them.
(Some of these are adult in nature)

Q: What do you call an epileptic holding a glass of milk?
A: A milkshake.
Q: What do you call an epileptic in your bathtub?
A: A jacuzzi.
Q: What do you call an epileptic in your garden?
A: A seizure salad.
Q: What's the ultimate doom for a leper?
A: An epileptic fit.
Q: What's the difference between a corn farmer with epilepsy and a blonde with diarrhea?
A: One shucks between fits.
Q: What do you call a stoned epileptic?
A: Shake 'N Bake
2003-04-30 02:36:32 PM  
Artmerlyn that's the funniest thing I've seen all day.
2003-04-30 02:36:53 PM  
In the immortal paraphrased words of Ernet Hemmingway "fornicate the illegitimate". I wish I could remember who that paraphrase was originally from... any literature buffs here who can remind me?
2003-04-30 02:36:57 PM  
GIS for brainstorm came up w/ some crappy corporate clipart

[image from too old to be available]

I bet you can't say crappy corporate clipart three times fast!
2003-04-30 02:37:06 PM  
There's just no hope for those Dawnrazor. Common Sense and Stupidity are either highly contagious diseases or it's a genetic defect/effect. I'd vote for a Dictator of Common Sense, if the post were available. Heaven knows we need one.
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