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April 30, 2009


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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.

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