Stop Calling It Swine Flu?



So I guess there are some people (pig farmers and such) that don't like the idea that referring to the H1N1 flu virus as "swine flu" could create a negative image for pork products and cut into sales. And because of this, we should just stop calling it "swine flu".

I totally agree. But the alternative is to refer to it as "H1N1", and how boring is that? We're not robots, we don't create common names with numbers in them!

To get around this, I propose that we pronounce the "1"s in "H1N1" as if they were the letter "I", and pronounce the "I" sound as "EE" like in the word "Hawaii". What does this get us? Instead of "Ay-ch one en one" flu, now we have "HEENEE Flu"! And that's 10x awesomer!

Uh oh! Better not catch the Heenee flu!

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3 Comments »

  1. unlikelymoose (375 comments) said,

    Pronouncing it as "H one N one" makes it sound so serious and scary. I like it.

    September 16, 2009 @ 8:47 am


  2. sparx (882 comments) said,

    No! HEENEE! 😛

    September 16, 2009 @ 9:48 am


  3. spudart (890 comments) said,

    I don't want to catch your heenee.

    September 16, 2009 @ 4:54 pm


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