The Origin of Spam
You may wonder how spam got its name. No, I am not referring to the annoying emails we get. I am referring to the canned pork product that pre-dated the internet.
In a classic Straight Dope article from 10 years ago, Cecil writes that the name is short for “spiced ham.”
Supposedly there was a “name-the-product party, in which you had to contribute a possible name in order to get a drink.”
Clever idea. Maybe this is a way of developing a new name or concept for your business. Just make sure you check your corporate insurance policy first.