Mark (Krikorian), Having proposed renaming swine/Mexican flu “undocumented flu” only the other day, I failed to notice that it’s now been redesignated as “H1N1 flu.”
It sounds oddly like a guestworker program, don’t you think? I may try it next time I come through the border post at Derby Line, Vermont: “I’m here on an H1N1 visa.” “Hey, great to have you. Welcome to America.”
By the way, many readers have said that, given Janet Napolitano’s view that the Canadian border is as great a threat as the Mexican one, we should call it “maple flu” or “beaver flu.” I’m in favor of “clubbed seal flu” myself.