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We are sure most of you have heard, of, know about, or have experienced SPAM. Here is a small piece of text from Wikipedia, from which you will learn about the origin of the term.

The term SPAM first appeared in 1936 — this was the name of tinned ham made by Hormel Foods (pork shoulder and ham) (according to other sources, in 1937 Hormel Foods produced a product called Spiced Ham—starting with SP and ending with AM, hence SPAM). The tinned ham was tasty, nutritious and cheap, which was crucial at that time (it was a spicy sausage meat from second-grade pork). No wonder that soon enough SPAM practically became the national American food.

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