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DO YOU KNOW where the word spam comes from?


An actor named Kenneth Daigneau won a competition to name the new tinned meat product. His suggestion is supposed to be a blend of spiced and ham.

Then, in the 1970s, the Monty Python team used the word in their famous song, which repeats the word over and over again. It was this comic song that led to the naming of online junk mail…and as a little treat here’s that episode.

Source New Words for Old by  Caroline Taggart – published today. 

Thanks to for the information

photo credit: Spam 8/2014 by Mike Mozart of TheToyChannel and JeepersMedia on YouTube #Spam via photopin (license)

2 comments on “DO YOU KNOW where the word spam comes from?

  1. Mira Prabhu
    November 5, 2015

    Reblogged this on mira prabhu and commented:
    Spam…online junk mail that no one wants. Where does the word originate from? Check out Bridget Whelan’s brief post that includes a Monty Python treat…

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