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what's the meaning and origin of the word "spam"?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Although many people will claim that "spam" is an acronym, that is not the origin of the word. The word actually came into play because of an old Monty Python skit. There was apparently a couple in a shop and were trying to order a meal, all of which comes with 2 or 3 helpings of spam (the luncheon meat). After it was mentioned, the vikings began chanting "Spam, spam, spam, spam...lovely spam...wonderful spam" which ended all opportunities of conversation for the couple.

    It was later used in a chatroom in the early 1980s as an undesired new member tried to join the chat. The existing members repeatedly typed the parts from the Monty Python skit and eventually the new member went away. It developed from there.

    Source(s): Google search which led to: -http://ezinearticles.com/?The-REAL-Origins-and-Mea... -http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spam_(electronic) (didn't help that much) -http://www.wired.com/techbiz/media/news/2001/05/44... (was mainly about the lunch meat)
  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    proprietary name registered by Geo. A. Hormel & Co. in U.S., 1937; probably a conflation of spiced ham. Soon extended to other kinds of canned meat. In the sense of "Internet junk mail" it was coined by Usenet users after March 31, 1993, when Usenet administrator Richard Depew inadvertently posted the same message 200 times to a discussion group. The term had been used in online text games, and it was from the comedy routine in British TV show "Monty Python's Flying Circus" where a restaurant's menu items all devolve into spam.

    http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=spam

    Comput. unsolicited e-mail, often advertisements, sent out over a computer network to many addresses, usually indiscriminately

    http://www.yourdictionary.com/spam

    To send unsolicited e-mail to.

    To send (a message) indiscriminately to multiple mailing lists, individuals, or newsgroups.

    [From SPAM (probably inspired by a comedy routine on the British television series Monty Python's Flying Circus, in which the word is repeated incessantly).]

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  • 1 decade ago

    spam is when an email is sent to multiple people and is usually pointless and/or has negative content

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