Why call it SPAM?

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I just found out why they call the unsolicited emails SPAM, I wonder if anyone else knows why?
 

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Because it is crappy, looks like meat but isn't?
 
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It's named after a Monty Python sketch.
 
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Originally posted by Janus
It's named after a Monty Python sketch.
Yup! That's what I heard

Remember that really annoying song that that snake (?) is singing over and over again? SPAM SPAM SPAM I thought it was kinda funny that they actually got the name from there :)
 
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The Python programming language is also named after Monty Python.
 
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I always thought it stood for:

Sorry people's automated mailing


but that's interesting.

Edit: Figured Sorry would work better then my original thought, for this forum that is.
 
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Originally posted by megashawn
I always thought it stood for:

Sorry people's automated mailing


but that's interesting.

Edit: Figured Sorry would work better then my original thought, for this forum that is.

Well I've always said for the Food product, SPAM stood for:

Synthetically Produced Artificial Meat.


(Actually, SPAM stands for Shoulder of Pork and hAM)
 

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