I can't count how many of my online profiles have gone the way of MySpace: outdated photos and Spam piling up in my inbox.
To that average user, the site is better known for its Spam than its services.
Apparently this sketch is also where the term for Spam emails originated.
Facing accusations of censorship, Yahoo quickly explained the problem “was not intentional & caught by our Spam filters.”
Spam may be the most well known, but there are hundreds of “potted meat products” available—Armour has an entire line.
So you're saying that you think the police should suck as hard as my Spam filter?
You take every word that's in the Spam and count how many times it appears.
If it turns out to be Spam, you adjust the "Spam" histogram accordingly.
Now, take a ton of email that's not Spam -- in the biz, they call that "ham" -- and do the same.
To the majority, Spam means no more than chopped meat in a can.
proprietary name registered by Geo. A. Hormel & Co. in U.S., 1937; probably a conflation of spiced ham. Soon extended to other kinds of canned meat. In the sense of "Internet junk mail" it was coined by Usenet users after March 31, 1993, when Usenet administrator Richard Depew inadvertently posted the same message 200 times to a discussion group. The term had been used in online text games, and it was from the comedy routine in British TV show "Monty Python's Flying Circus" (beloved by many intellectual geeks) where a restaurant's menu items all devolve into spam.
: George is a rookie, but he's got presence of mind, knowing that when they're in a ''spaghetti'' situation, when the receivers are in close, they're going to run crossing routes, like they scored on last week (1990s+ Football)
[the taboo sense is semantically similar to Yiddish luksh, ''an Italian,'' fr lukshen, ''noodle'']