Spam. What is it? A delicious tin of precooked meat product introduced in 1937 and the stuff which people went mad over in the war. By 2007 seven billion cans had been sold. If you’re interested it’s apparently got more than a trace of pork shoulder and ham in it.
But of course, I’m not talking about Hormel Food Corp’s fleshy treat – incidentally it’s much better fried. I’m talking about unsolicited emails. According to Wikipedia, a Monty Python sketch depicting Spam as ‘ubiquitous and inescapable’ is to blame for the connection.