|Word of the Day|
June 7, 2016
Anyone who uses email knows what spam is. Spam is unwanted email. It comes in the form of advertising, promotions, giveaways, solicitations, free offers, and a lot of other junk email. Businesses send out spam as a way of attracting the attention of a very small percentage of people who receive it. Spam is generally disliked. The word "spam" can be used as a noun or as a verb.
Spam was originally known as canned meat, usually pork. It was popular during World War II as preserved meat that could be eaten anywhere and at anytime. Now people all over the world eat spam, but it has a reputation as a fairly low-quality meat product.
Note: A new spam museum just opened up in the state where I live, Minnesota. People who live here are proud to say that spam is produced in our state, but there are not many people I know who actually eat it.
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