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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?)



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br3n said:

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.


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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