The electronic junk mail is usually mass mailed to thousands of people.
Do you know how the word came to be?
The derivation of the word has it roots in a skit from the Monty Python’s Flying Circus. In the 1970 sketch, spam is depicted as ubiquitous and unavoidable.
A hilarious (if you like that type of humor) short scene features a restaurant whose menu features Spam in about every entrée.
An argument ensues between the waitress and a patron. She wants something to eat–hold the Spam. The scene ends with the customer screaming,” I don’t like spam.” At the end, everyone in the place sings “Spam, lovely Spam, wonderful Spam.”
Trivial note: The word Spam is uttered at least 132 times in the skit.
Another trivial note: There is much speculation on how the term Spam came to be relating to the food product.
According to Wikipedia–Ken Daigneau, brother of a Hormel executive, named the product in a 1937 contest and won a $100 prize. Hormel claims that the meaning of the name “is known by only a small circle of former Hormel Foods executives”, but popular beliefs are that the name is an abbreviation of “special processed american meat” or “shoulders of pork and ham”.[