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Sweine Flue/Swyne Floo, why can't people spell SWINE FLU correctly ?

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FreewheelinFranklin Mon 20-Jul-09 16:31:55


fanjoforthemammaries7850 Mon 20-Jul-09 16:33:08

maybe they are in a mediaeval timewarp? grin

ButterbeerAndLemon Mon 20-Jul-09 16:33:59

Not one of your better attempts. Apart from anything else, a proper Pedants' Corner rant post would never read merely "tut".

6/10, Must Try Harder.

FreewheelinFranklin Mon 20-Jul-09 16:35:31

<quakes and backs away from scary pedants>

mumblechum Mon 20-Jul-09 16:44:43

beekoz their thik

cattj Tue 21-Jul-09 00:11:41

Err, it is supposed to be known as H1N1, no?

It has nothing to with 'swine' now. hmm

ButterbeerAndLemon Tue 21-Jul-09 00:35:51


Now that is a properly pedantic post.

Although I think it's swine-origin influenza A(H1N1)...

DadInsteadofMum Tue 21-Jul-09 16:58:18

Sweine (one of many spellings) I believe was the father of Knut (Canute), and the son of Harald Bluetooth inventor of silly little ear pieces to be worn in the car.

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