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Re: [Czechlist] swine vs pig

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  • James Kirchner
    Swine sounds more official, more negative and more adjectivey than pig does. Jamie ... [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
    Message 1 of 4 , Oct 28, 2009
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      "Swine" sounds more official, more negative and more "adjectivey" than
      "pig" does.

      Jamie

      On Oct 28, 2009, at 5:05 AM, Petr wrote:

      > Zaujalo mne, ze v lekarskych textech je normalne "pig" mnohem
      > beznejsi nez "swine" (pig liver, pig kidney), kdezto u soucasne
      > mexicke chripky se ujalo "swine flu" mnohem vic nez "pig flu".
      > Zajimalo by mne, jestli to ma nejaky racionalni duvod, nebo to
      > proste jenom tak je.
      > Petr Adamek
      >
      >



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    • Charlie Stanford
      I think part of the reason is that swine is an old-fashioned term for pigs and swine influenza dates back to 1918. Also swine is used here as a generic - as
      Message 2 of 4 , Oct 28, 2009
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        I think part of the reason is that swine is an old-fashioned term for pigs and swine influenza dates back to 1918. Also swine is used here as a generic - as you would talk about TB in cattle rather than TB in cows.


        ----- Original Message -----
        From: James Kirchner
        To: Czechlist@yahoogroups.com
        Sent: Wednesday, October 28, 2009 10:14 AM
        Subject: Re: [Czechlist] swine vs pig


        "Swine" sounds more official, more negative and more "adjectivey" than
        "pig" does.

        Jamie

        On Oct 28, 2009, at 5:05 AM, Petr wrote:

        > Zaujalo mne, ze v lekarskych textech je normalne "pig" mnohem
        > beznejsi nez "swine" (pig liver, pig kidney), kdezto u soucasne
        > mexicke chripky se ujalo "swine flu" mnohem vic nez "pig flu".
        > Zajimalo by mne, jestli to ma nejaky racionalni duvod, nebo to
        > proste jenom tak je.
        > Petr Adamek
        >
        >

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      • Petr
        Dekuji za obe odpovedi. Petr
        Message 3 of 4 , Oct 28, 2009
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          Dekuji za obe odpovedi. Petr
          --- In Czechlist@yahoogroups.com, "Charlie Stanford" <charliestanfordtranslations@...> wrote:
          >
          > I think part of the reason is that swine is an old-fashioned term for pigs and swine influenza dates back to 1918. Also swine is used here as a generic - as you would talk about TB in cattle rather than TB in cows.
          >
          >
          > ----- Original Message -----
          > From: James Kirchner
          > To: Czechlist@yahoogroups.com
          > Sent: Wednesday, October 28, 2009 10:14 AM
          > Subject: Re: [Czechlist] swine vs pig
          >
          >
          > "Swine" sounds more official, more negative and more "adjectivey" than
          > "pig" does.
          >
          > Jamie
          >
          > On Oct 28, 2009, at 5:05 AM, Petr wrote:
          >
          > > Zaujalo mne, ze v lekarskych textech je normalne "pig" mnohem
          > > beznejsi nez "swine" (pig liver, pig kidney), kdezto u soucasne
          > > mexicke chripky se ujalo "swine flu" mnohem vic nez "pig flu".
          > > Zajimalo by mne, jestli to ma nejaky racionalni duvod, nebo to
          > > proste jenom tak je.
          > > Petr Adamek
          > >
          > >
          >
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