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 spam, Usenet newsgroup spam,Web search engine spam, spam in blogs, wiki spam, online classified ads spam, mobile phone messaging spam, Internet forum spam,junk fax transmissions, social networking spam, television advertising and file sharing network spam.
Really it is adapted from Monty Python??? So i tracked down the clip. Enjoy.