'Idea Shower,' Anyone?
Why? Because using that particular term may offend people who suffer from fits.
Who says? A large company listed on the London Stock Exchange , apparently, which wants its staff to have "idea showers" instead of "brainstorming" sessions.
This latest infringement of verbal rights was exposed after management columnist Lucy Kellaway embarked on a mission to stamp out use of the phrase "going forward."
The response from the public was overwhelming, so the British Broadcasting Corp. (BBC) compiled a list of the best/worst "office speak" based on reader responses. Check out the resulting article and see how many you recognize -- the first suggestion is from someone who used to work for Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ)!
— Ray Le Maistre, International News Editor, Light Reading