Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Oh Puhleeeeese

The Israeli government has renamed the Swine Flu the Mexican Flu, because pork is unclean.


For heaven's sake! You don't catch it from eating pork.


RebeccaH said...

Personally, I prefer James Lileks' Tijuana Pig-Plague, or the Mexicalli Pork-Grippe.

Minicapt said...

Part of the reason may be that it is not Swine Flu per se, but a mixture of Bird Flu and Swine Flu, and Human Flu. Which is the original diagnosis from Winnipeg several weeks ago, before CDC releases caused the panic. Apparently, the ID as Swine Flu is based on the memories of the epidemic of the late 70s, rather than an accurate assessment of the problem.


kae said...

I have a cunning plan!

Let's call it the Israeli Flu.

Then when certain parties get it there will be apoplexy, like with the bananas, etc.

Oh dear, I think I may have just started a conspiracy theory!

Kathy Farrelly said...

Guess what I'm cooking for dinner tonight?
Yep, roast pork! Yum!

It was on special at Woolies a couple of weeks ago.