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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-15-2006, 08:03 PM Thread Starter
 
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Urgent Question about SPAM!

MY Mom says Spam stand for 'Service produced Army Meat' Is this true? This is a very heated debate! We need an answer once and for all!
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This is from www.wikipedia.org

The name "Spam" was chosen in the 1930s when the product, whose original name—"Hormel Spiced Ham"—was far less memorable, began to lose market share. The name was chosen from multiple entries in a naming contest. A Hormel official once stated that the original meaning of the name Spam was "Shoulder of Pork and hAM". According to writer Marguerite Patten in Spam – The Cookbook, the name was suggested by Kenneth Daigneau, brother of the Hormel vice president and an actor.

Other explanations of the origin of the term include the acronym "Specially Processed American Meat","Spiced Pork And haM", "Specially Processed Army Meat", and "SPAre hAM"; there are also some less-than-serious explanations, such as "Synthetically Produced Artificial Meat", "Some Parts Are Meat", "Someone's Pigs Are Missing", or "Stuff Posing As Meat". The current official explanation is the SP and AM were taken from "SPiced hAM" to win a $100 prize.

According to Hormel's trademark guidelines, Spam should be spelled with all capital letters and treated as an adjective, as in the phrase SPAM luncheon meat. However, barring having entered into a contract requiring one to do so, no one is legally obliged to follow such trademark guidelines. As with many other trademarks, such as Lego or Kleenex, people often refer to similar meat products as "Spam".
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post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-15-2006, 10:28 PM
 
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what is it with guys and spam.....eew
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Spam is quite salty, so I could use it as flavoring to flavor some dishes.
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post #6 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-15-2006, 11:12 PM
 
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what is it with guys and spam.....eew
I think it's because cooking with spam is less like cooking and more like construction work
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post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-16-2006, 12:22 AM
 
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Here in Hawaii, Spam is a huge comodity like caviar lol. McDonalds even selld spam and eggs as a breakfast plate.... eww is right
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post #8 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-16-2006, 01:05 AM
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LOL I was about to say that. We on the Islands think Spam is wonderful. We eat it three times a day. LOL

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post #9 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-16-2006, 11:29 AM
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post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-16-2006, 12:16 PM
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Spam is DISGUSTING!!!
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