Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Political correctness hits 'swine' flu

CNSNews is reporting that the American Meat Institute wants the media and others to stop calling the latest flu outbreak by the name of 'swine' flu - and instead call it North American flu.

"According to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), North American Flu is a more accurate description of the virus that has affected people in North America," said American Meat Institute President J. Patrick Boyle.

I guess I really don't blame them, as some people actually think you can catch it by eating pork, but it is 'swine' flu and calling it something else won't change that fact.

3 comments:

Hooda Thunkit said...

I much prefer the Porkulus or Pig flu; but hey, that's just me ;-)

Tim Higgins said...

Maggie,

If contact with pork increases the risk of swine flu, the President and Congress are indeed in grave danger. Proper steps should be taken immediately.

Maggie Thurber said...

wow - that's just priceless, Tim!

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