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!
The humorous radio show Ask Dr. Science claimed it is an acronym for "Scientifically Produced Animal Matter", a product of the food synthesis experiments of the 1950s, whose "closest living relative was the Velveeta, a kind of synthetic jellyfish."
2. Unsolicited mail/e-mail sent out in mass quantities. Usually not even addressed by name to the person who receives it.
3. In gaming, refers to a player who throws grenades indiscriminately, many at a time. Generally an issue in Team Fortress. Although lately has been expanded to include any overused gun/combo/move/tactic/etc.
"I get over thrity spam mails a week in my hotmail account."
"Way to spam the room buddy. You throw enough nades that time?"
Manufactured around the world by licensee of the HORMEL company. The exact recipe is a closey guarded secret.
Very popular in small Pacific Island countries where real meat is hard to find. In 1990 over 2 million Kilograms of spam were sold in New Zealand, Fiji, Samoa, the soloman islands, Rarotonga, tonga etc...