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Why call it SPAM?

  1. Jul 31, 2003 #1

    Monique

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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?
     
  4. Jul 31, 2003 #3

    Janus

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    It's named after a Monty Python sketch.
     
  5. Jul 31, 2003 #4

    Monique

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    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 :)
     
  6. Jul 31, 2003 #5
    The Python programming language is also named after Monty Python.
     
  7. Jul 31, 2003 #6

    megashawn

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    I always thought it stood for:

    Sorry people's automated mailing


    but thats interesting.

    Edit: Figured Sorry would work better then my original thought, for this forum that is.
     
  8. Jul 31, 2003 #7

    Janus

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    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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