The Power Of H1N1

June 29, 2009 at 09:27 3 comments

Although I’m personally pretty sure that swine flu is not that different from any other flu, it has proven to be quite powerful. One shining example of this is that it has revolutionized the way my church takes communion. It has been the case for decades that my church sends around thick slices of white bread on silver salvers for people to pinch bits out of, in accordance with Christ and His disciples breaking bread. This week, history was made by the replacement of bread with little round white wafers, laid spaced out on lined baking trays. The wafers were familiar to me, because I’d taken them as a young teen in another church, but they tasted strange after all these years of white bread. Even the communion wine tasted different, like half of it was grape juice.

On an another note, these are what my colleagues have decided to re-name the swine flu as:

Colleague #1: H1N1 looks like it should be pronounced HeeNee.

Colleague #2: No, no. 1 is spelt O-N-E, so the rightful initials of H1N1 are Hono.

Colleague #3: But if you spell the whole thing out, it’s pronounced Honinoni. Yatta!  


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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. kel  |  June 29, 2009 at 23:01

    no wonder mr moth quoted honinoni when i said heenee.

    • 2. Katie  |  June 30, 2009 at 12:18

      Haha honinoni sounds like it should only be said when followed by a victory sign and girly little hop.

      • 3. kel  |  July 2, 2009 at 02:08

        hurhurhur. ala chun li style.

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