The Origin of “Spam”

Many people assume “spam” comes directly from Spam, the so called food item, but in fact it comes directly from the Monty Python skit below. The word was originally referred to by Internet news group users in the 1980s and a decade or so later came into popular culture.

3 Thoughts on “The Origin of “Spam””

  1. No kidding! The crazy stuff you learn on the internet.

  2. […] it turns out that email spam is not actually sullying the good name of the canned meat product. [College […]

  3. Sweet clip…thanks for sharing :)

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