And that was itself a generation ago, so now we are the children of swine.
It would be fitting, then, if we had a swine 'flu pandemic. I doubt it, mind. It feels like a piggy version of the bird 'flu baloney of a couple of years ago, which led to me and Dad being bullied by our wives into giving away the chickens we had then. Ffs.
Mind you, it would seem to have a fatality rate of 5 or 6%. So if it mutates to become very infectious, and millions get it, many thousands will find themselves permanently recession-proofed.