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Wednesday, 20 May 2009

What's in a name?

I'm sorry the Arbiters of the Done Thing changed the name of the latest viral danger from "Swine" flu to "the Aetch-One-En-One."

Not only is it five syllables to one, (except when I personally am bloviating to a captive audience, I prefer economy,) but when it is used in a caption or a crawl on TV my brain reads, or sounds out "hienie."

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