• This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn more.

Spam


berry

Active Member
#3
Suppose to be from the Monty Python 'Spam' sketch - A bunch of Vikings in a cafe ordering food and the waitress saying she had Spam, spam, spam, spam. It turns into an whole sketch of annoying repetitive word association.
An early web community in the early 90's? casually coined and used the term as reference and descriptor to the junk mail. It's as simple as that. ( I think?)

[YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anwy2MPT5RE[/YOUTUBE]
 

Krey20

Senior Member
#5
br3n said:
:eek:

I know NEWS stands for North, East, South and West :) as in... whats going on everywhere!
Didn't know that. Thought it was just because what they were reporting was "new".
Goes against that old joke: If they call current events the NEWS why isn't history the OLDS.
 

Kevin

Senior Member
#7
It's from a brand of canned meat called SPAM...
But it tasted like total crap and they made a link between crap-tasting meat and unwanted email :D