Banned Terms

Silent Running reports that an Irish Government Department has banned the word “brainstorming” because the term might offend people with epilepsy as well those with brain tumors or brain injuries.

I would be suspecting this was a joke, except I know the same insanities happen here. One NZ Government agency discussed banning the term “bullet points” on the basis that they have a violent and pro-war connotation. And again no, that is not a joke – the preferred term now is “dot points”.

Let’s all scream together in frustration.

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