Swine flu = pork sales down = proof that people are stupid?
Despite the fact that on every SINGLE news item, it mentions you can't get it from pork.
What do you think about this?
I think the farmers need to shut up and deal with it, and I am really worried that so many people have missed such basic information in the broadcasts. I am surprised that these people even know that the word swine has any correlation to pigs or pork.
It does not matter what country it is, I am talking about Western Society in general, obviously.
Anyway, yes the farmers are stupid and selfish and being impractical, they can't just demand to change the name of something which is well-known and already printed all over leaflets in production just because some people can't pay attention to the news. Thus, they need to get over it. It's life. It's part of the risks of the job/industry. They could sell pens or water instead..
knee-jerk! exactly! good word for both sets of behaviours I think