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Where does the word 'brainstorming' come from?

Where does the word 'brainstorming' come from?

By John Morrish Friday, 06 May 2016

WORDS-WORTH: A brainstorm may help come up with a great idea, but the term is linked to a medical word for a mental disturbance.

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