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Discussion in 'Chill Out Forum:' started by br3n, Jul 30, 2009.

  1. br3n

    br3n Senior Member

    Random question, why is spam (as in emails) called spam?
  2. Krey20

    Krey20 Senior Member

    No idea!
    Why is the sky called the sky?
  3. berry

    berry Active Member

    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?)

  4. br3n

    br3n Senior Member


    I know NEWS stands for North, East, South and West :) as in... whats going on everywhere!
  5. Krey20

    Krey20 Senior Member

    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.
  6. openmind

    openmind Senior Member

  7. Kevin

    Kevin Senior Member

    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


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