Monday, 4 May 2009
Whine and Swine
Whoever thought to name the N1H1 flu virus "human swine influenza" apparently didn't notice that "human swine" makes it sound like only human low-life dirt-bag scum are susceptible to the illness.
But then, nothing about this "pandemic" really makes sense. I may be a doomsdayer on occasion, but this is not one of them.
I guess it does save time to say "human swine" instead of "human and swine". Not a lot, though.
"This place is a slaughterhouse!" Hal, from Malcolm in the Middle, speaking of a hospital