SPAM the Meat

United States
November 15, 2006 4:52pm CST
What is SPAM made out of and does the all-caps mean that it is an acronym?
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@lucalucky (1840)
• Italy
15 Nov 06
From Wikipedia: The term spam is derived from the Monty Python SPAM sketch set in a cafe where nearly every item on the menu includes SPAM luncheon meat. As the server recites the SPAM-filled menu, a chorus of Viking patrons drowns out all conversations with a song repeating "SPAM, SPAM, SPAM, SPAM... lovely SPAM, wonderful SPAM," hence "SPAMming" the dialogue. The excessive amount of SPAM mentioned in the sketch is a reference to British rationing during World War II. SPAM was one of the few foods that was widely available.
• United States
15 Nov 06
hm, interesting