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Swine flu - a quick note

by Nick Holloway

The Guardian's Marina Hyde did a good job of enumerating all of end-of-the-world puns that have arisen out of the swine flu epidemic: Hamageddon, Aporkalypse, Snoutbreak, and so on. No one has yet suggested the Wagnerian Götterhämmerung, however, so consider it patented here. It's going in the big book of headlines I'll use were I ever to get a job editing a newspaper, along with Poped His Clogs (as in 'Popped his clogs', for when Pope Benedict pegs it) and Tel For Leather (in the strong likelihood Terry Venables gets turned into a Louis Vitton handbag post mortem).