Friday, 1 May 2009

'Swine-Flu' offensive?

The outbreak of swine flu should be renamed “Mexican” influenza in deference to Muslim and Jewish sensitivities over pork, said an Israeli health official Monday.

And you thought they couldn't get any more ridiculous. Well, they've gone and proven they really can. I mean, come on! It's called 'Swine Flu' becasue it resembles 'Swine Influenza' for goodness sake!

Seriously - it really is incredibly petty to get het up over a fuckin' NAME. Grow up.

What's the betting Muslim's and Jew's actually don't give a rat's arse? It's normally just the PC Brigade that get this het up, just like with all the 'Christmas is offensive!' bollocks.

Edit: Apparently it is rumoured the name-change was requested by the Pork Industry - of all things!


Sean the Blogonaut F.C.D. said...

I am in favour of H1N1 myself better to be scientifically accurate :)

Hannah King said...

That works - but the ill-educated masses probably wouldn't like it, due to it's non-media-friendly name. Ah well c.c

Sean the Blogonaut F.C.D. said...

At least the price of pork might go down :)