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Re: Spam on this list

On Tue, Sep 06, 2005 at 11:07:34AM +0200, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 05, 2005 at 09:00:36PM +0200, Jesús M. Navarro wrote:
> > Hi, Wouter:

> > El Lunes, 05 Septiembre 2005 19:52, Wouter Verhelst escribió:
> > [...]
> > > "spam", as in, unsolicited bulk email, was named after a particular
> > > brand of corned beef. See http://www.spam.com/

> > Not exactly.  Spam, as unsolicited bulk email, was named after a particular 
> > Monty Python's Flying Circus show.  It is Monty Python the ones that used 
> > spam after the canned meat.  It might probe to be a significant difference if 
> > held in court.

> Well, yeah; I read the story on the spam site, too. The point is that
> the origin of the 'spam' name is corned beef, even if indirectly.

I think you mean "spiced ham"...

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