A Swine Flu By Any Other Name...Won't Fly
From the department of “Good Luck With That…”
The pork industry is trying to convince media outlets to stop calling the swine flu “swine flu,” because of the impact on pork sales.
“It never should have been called swine flu,” said Dave Warner, director-communications, National Pork Producers Council. The sickness, named after its point of origin, is airborne and contracted by human-to-human contact.
The nice folks at the pork council suggest we call it H1N1 virus.
Um…yeah. The only way that pig has a chance of flying is if you send every reporter on your media list free bacon for a year. And then…I give it only a maybe.