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Because it's come up in a few conversations lately, here is a list of things I have heard people call the flu epidemic, in no particular order. Heard any I missed?
  • Swine Flu

  • H1N1

  • Bacon Lung

  • Hamthrax

  • The Aporkalypse

  • R2D2

It's a tough call between "Bacon Lung" and "R2D2" for my favorite.

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My personal favorite is Mexican Bacon Flu

I am a fan of "Pig AIDS" myself, though it's somewhat less PC than the rest.

I had not heard R2D2 yet, but that is good stuff. Hamthrax is solid as well.

lolol up there its canadian bacon flu

http://community.livejournal.com/linguaphiles/4788975.html was a post in linguaphiles collecting nicknames.

Samples include (besides most of the ones you mentioned) piggy sniffles, hiney flu (from "H1N1" = "HINI"), the Swine/the Pig, and pigfluenza.

Edited at 2009-11-10 10:20 am (UTC)

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