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.
In other news, the Black Death has been revised in history books to be called "That Real Suck Ass Time When Two-Thirds of Europe Up and Died Vomiting Bile as Dark as Night" out of deference to Barack Obama (because PETA objected to calling it "rat flu" out of deference to captive laboratory animals).
Besides, we all know Bush is to blame . . .