I made a six-pack of purposefully outrageous predictions in my last rant of 2018. With tongue firmly planted in cheek, I made up the dumbest ideas imaginable for the kind of PC insanity we would experience in 2019, but it appears I goofed.
After that ridiculous rant was posted, a few UK viewers weighed in noting that one of my predictions actually came true in Great Britain – a full decade ago!
Despite the word having absolutely nothing to do with mental illness, way back in 2008 the Tunbridge Wells Borough Council in Kent, England, decided that the term might be offensive to mentally-ill people and those suffering from epilepsy.
An edict was issued to ban the word “brainstorming” and replace it with “thought showers.”
Even charities representing those suffering from mental illness and epilepsy said the ban went too far and that virtually nobody was offended, but that didn’t stop those who feel it’s their duty to be offended on behalf of others.
Apologies to all for predicting lunacy that had already taken root a decade ago.