Lipstick on a pig

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An Israeli official is insisting that the swine flu virus that has killed 100 Mexicans should be renamed “Mexican flu” in deference to Jewish and Muslim sensibilities, according to the AP. The AP reports: “Deputy Health Minister Yakov Litzman said the reference to pigs is offensive to both religions. Both Judaism and Islam consider pigs […]

  • Are you serious?!

    That just made my day (with respect to those suffering from the “Mexican Flu”). I guess I should break the news to my kids about Miss Pigg… I mean “She who will not be named” name change. 😉

  • Asinus Gravis

    Perhaps someone should let the Israeli official know that the “swine” part of the name of this flu does not necessarily refer to the persons who contract this flu, but rather to the previous historical roots of this virus.

    It will be somewhat ironic if and when a devout Jew and/or Muslim contracts this version of flu.