I've noticed a lot of spam in Russian here. Sheesh, Comrade Trump is not even president yet.
Got nothing to do with Trump! The Russian spam showing up now, just means that many of the moderators are busy with real life and miss a few. This has been an big issue every since even before I became a member here. I've been on the board since 2010.
Recently I was reading up on British rationing during and after WW2. The information I got about Spam is that the near starving English were so glad to get this "Specially Processed American Meat" into their nearly meatless diets in the late 40s and 50s. Rationing was very tight in England until 1954, and continued until 1957. Even chicken was extremely hard to get, and so expensive, you were lucky to get one for Easter dinner.
Now just googling it, there is also a theory that Spam stands for SPiced hAM. And that there was a competition in the late 30s to come up with a name for this product. $100 was awarded to the winner.
I just don't know which one is true. lol
Spam's site only mentions feeding it to our troops in WW2. I suppose some of it made it's way into the Brit's hands.
I love spam (the food) and I love the Monty Python reference that led to the internet term.
What is up with Hawaiians and Spam?
Of course Hawaii was an important WW2 base. Much Spam was imported there, and caught on with civilians as well as the military.
I am guessing it has remained very popular because Hawaii, being a fucking rock in the middle of the fucking Pacific Ocean, has the problem of being a fucking expensive place to live. Almost everything is imported. Spam is pretty cheap and easy to import.
I just read they even make sushi out of it there! Ew.