Swine Flu Moniker Destroying Pork Industry

This Los Angeles Times article had me grinning ear to ear, even though it’s totally sympathetic to the pork industry. Pig farmers are losing money hand over fist due to the taint that’s become associated with the term “swine flu.”

One farmer complains:

“Every time I turn on the TV, they’re talking about it: swine flu,” said Moody, 46, from his farm about 10 miles east of Ames, Iowa. “Come on, how hard is it to say H1N1?”

Not hard at all, but we’ll never say it. (Via Hawthorne.) Link.