U.S. public health officials have dropped the term "swine flu" in favor of "2009 H1N1 flu" because they are concerned that the term "swine flu" is hurting pork sales. The funny thing is that even if this virus was 100% swine flu, you couldn't get it from eating pork. I guess the government doesn't think we are smart enough to realize that and they are beholden to the pig lobbyists. Here is a better one - the Israeli Deputy Health Minister Yakov Litzman, a member of the ultra-religious United Torah Judaism Party, this week urged changing the name to "Mexican flu," because swine are not kosher. What? This is getting crazy. Since we are all playing the name changing game, why not call it:
- "The Other White Meat" Flu"
- Porky Pig Flu"
- "And This Little Piggy Went All Across The Globe" Flu
- "Oink Vey" Flu
- "Hogs and Kisses" Flu