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Spam: How Spam Got Its Name

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How did spam get its name?

Spam: How Spam Got Its Name

One school of thought maintains that the term, Spam, came from a computer group lab at the University of Southern California because it has many of the same characteristics as the lunchmeat Spam:

Nobody wants it or ever asks for it.

No one ever eats it; it is the first item to be pushed to the side when eating the entree.

Sometimes it is actually tasty, like 1% of junk mail that is really useful to some people.

   

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