may be surprising...
"Tamiflu" : by now, most of you have already heard this name. It is the medecine aimed at curing the H1N1 flu. We may either have watched/heard it on TV, read it in newspapers or magazines... or heard it on air.
But where does the word "Tamiflu" come from ?
Well... I also guess you have heard of Shakespeare !
"The Taming of the Shrew" -one of his plays- tells about a man (Petrucchio) whose future bride is unwilling to have a relationship with him, at first. Therefore Petrucchio has to "tame" his future bride.
"Tamiflu" is a pun suggesting this drug is taming the flu !
on air = on the radio
bride = a woman who is about to get married or has just got married
tame (V) = to control an animal/something dangerous or powerful
pun = a play on words