Thursday, April 30, 2009

Does this mean Mexicans are now kosher?

This is pretty funny:

JERUSALEM (AP) — 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.

Deputy Health Minister Yakov Litzman said the reference to pigs is offensive to both religions and "we should call this Mexican flu and not swine flu," he told a news conference at a hospital in central Israel.

I wonder if Hindu health officials want to re-name "mad cow disease".


OpenID jdm314 said...

מה פתאום!? This makes no sense to me.

7:58 AM, April 30, 2009  
OpenID jdm314 said...

I guess the concern must be that if you call the disease "שפעת החזירים", you might be taken to imply that its (human) victims are khazers?

10:46 AM, April 30, 2009  

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