The history of Spam.



Today a colleague of mine pointed me out to the history of the word spam. Strangely enough I didn't knew where the word spam came from. Well the word spam came from and I quote Wikipedia 'It is widely believed 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 meat products that avoided rationing, and hence widely available'. And now the even more fun part, the actual Monthy Pyton sketch.

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