May 6th, 2010

Big smile

How did spam get its name?

Spam was originally a brand of tinned spiced, chopped ham. Then it became the subject of a comedy sketch from the television series Monty Python’s Flying Circus, which was set in a cafe´where every dish on the menu featured spam whether or not the customer wanted spam. It’s that ‘whether or not the customer wants it’ that is the genesis of the term spam in our current context.

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