After my post on Hot Hawaiian Burgers I wanted to know a little more about Spam, like is short for anything or when it was invented. I found out that Spam was first introduced in 1937 and the name was created by combining Spiced and Ham. Well from there I wanted to know why unwanted email, or calls were referred to as Spam too.

From Wikipedia :

Spam is the use of electronic messaging systems to send unsolicited bulk messages indiscriminately. While the most widely recognized form of spam is e-mail spam, the term is applied to similar abuses in other media: instant messaging spamUsenet newsgroup spam,Web search engine spamspam in blogswiki spamonline classified ads spam, mobile phone messaging spamInternet forum spam,junk fax transmissionssocial networking spam, television advertising and file sharing network spam.

It is named for Spam, a luncheon meat, by way of a Monty Python sketch in which Spam is included in almost every dish.

Really it is adapted from Monty Python??? So i tracked down the clip. Enjoy.


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