Spam and eggs


I was very astounished today when I read that the well-known term “spam” probably comes from a Monty Python’s sketch

The first sense of spam was a ” canned precooked meat product made by the Hormel Foods Corporation” it comes from Shoulder of Pork and Ham (cf wikipedia article).

By watching the sketch one understands better why this term has been used to designate polluting mails trying to sell us unwanted products. The most interesting fact is that it reveals us how an appararently common sketch influenced our vocabulary. This also demonstrates once again the impact of Monty Python on the internet and programming.


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