London, New York, Paris, Tokyo - The legendary adage "He's no rocket scientist" used to describe someone who is not very intelligent has been deemed offensive by actual rockets scientists.
The Nasa scientists based at Houston, Texas have requested the World Offense Agency to change the phrase. They said the phrase was often attached to stupidity and lack of brains, something they did not want to be associated with. It would often cause friction amongst their family and friends and sometimes even effected job opportunities.
The WOA decided to change the phrase via a worldwide phrase changing competition, which saw over 105,000 hopefuls send in between 1 and 20 phrase suggestions.
"Some of the suggestions were just ridiculous" said a WOA spokesman "stuff like 'he's no kitchen porter' and 'he doesn't have a fully developed left cranial' and 'he's got a brain the size of an elephant's NOT' - I mean where is the creativity?"
But there was a phrase they came across towards the end of their search they did quite like and was relevant to all walks off life: "He's no Powerpoint wiz". Let's face it, everyone is always needing a powerpoint wiz, particularly in the office. They're helpful, unique and a wiz on the presentation side of things. They're also usually quite handy with many other types of Microsoft software and have an eye for detail. They've had 12 years experience in the field and are loyal, trustworthy and adaptable. They also won an award for Best Presentationer in 2006. They're always prompt and ready to do anything with a smile. Let's face it: there's just no competition.
The official phrase change will be launched on Urban Dictionary.com on June 1, and from that date anyone caught saying "He's no rocket scientist" will be fined and cautioned.