« Adjectives relating to animals | Main | Aporkalypse now »

April 30, 2009

TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00e553f9eace883401156f6b9cb2970c

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Swine flu or H1N1?:

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Stan

Interesting discussion on Radio 4 - thank you for the link. It is a pity that pigs are already denigrated in abusive epithets and phrases like "make a pig of oneself" and "pearls before swine". They don't deserve an eponymous illness!

Harrison Bergeron

I giggled at mention of that bit of silliness in the media, just as I did when the powers that be decided the preferred term was avian 'flu' although it had a very obvious link to chickens.

Does this mean 'chicken pox' will now have to be called something else, to prevent any impact to the efforts of agri-business?

Baffle gab gone wild again.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Working...
Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.

Working...

Post a comment

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner