Just heard from a normally reliable source that, at least in Australia, the term “brainstorming” is no longer an appropriate word for a group problem-solving technique, since it is deemed offensive to those who suffer from epilepsy.

Supposedly the now-preferred term is “thought showers.”

As writers of a blog on discrimination, we are generally up on world-wide happenings in the field, including issues relating to disability and appropriate language — which we are, of course, sensitive to.

Is this little story true?  Or has our leg been pulled?