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    Where's my chair? REDREAD's Avatar
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    The PC police strike again

    Earlier this year, the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment in Belfast, Northern Ireland, banned the use of the term "brainstorming" when referring to thinking up ideas, instead decreeing that staff will use the term "thought showers" since the former term might be offensive to some people with brain injuries. And New York City mayoral candidate C. Virginia Fields apologized in July for telling a reporter that, when she was arrested in a civil rights protest in the South in 1963, police took her away in a "paddy wagon." She said the term could be offensive to some Irish-Americans. [The Observer (London), 6-26-05] [NY1 News (Time Warner Cable), 7-13-05]
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    Re: The PC police strike again

    Won't "thought showers" offend people who are afraid of showers and only take baths?

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    Re: The PC police strike again

    I think a lot of European countries will be offended by talk of showers.
    ". . . acquiring J. Blanton from Oakland for, apparently, Bailey/Cueto, Votto and a lesser prospect. I do it in a second . . . The Reds' equation this year is simple: Make Matt Belisle your #3 starter . . . trade for Blanton, win 85 or more, be in the mix all summer." - Paul Daugherty, Feb. 8, 2008

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