This may well sound silly but im going to ask it anyway!
June 5, 2008 6:43am CST
Toddling along the questions here on Mylot I keep coming across ones posted about answering `SPAM` QUESTIONS...now could someone please tell me what this means and what are the implications of answering spam questions....many thanks Ruby x
6 Jun 08
Not an English or British product. It became best known here during WW2 as part of the food stocks sent to us by the US. The name SPAM was (according to the Spam company) the result of a contest to find the name. The winner was someone called Ken. Ken who I don't know. There is a piece on Wiki too that looks at the computer spam. I'll answer that in my post.
6 Jun 08
Further to what I said under Erratic's comment. Apparently Spam was the only meat not rationed during the War and that helped it's popularity no end. According to Wikipedia one of the possible reasons why Spam is called Spam is "In the 1980s the term was adopted to describe certain abusive users who frequented BBSs and MUDs, who would repeat "SPAM" a huge number of times to scroll other users' text off the screen" So now we know!