At what point did the word ‘spam’ stop being an insult to those with large foreheads used in school playgrounds throughout the UK (usually accompanied by a slap upside-your-head), or a faux-meat product sold in strange square tins, and start being about unwanted email?
Answers on a postcard (or using the comments box below).
Points will be awarded for any funnies, and the winner will be announced by Noel Edmonds on the multi-coloured swap shop. If you didn’t understand that last bit, it’s not some strange TV programme where orphaned kids of different skin tones are swapped, but a show beloved of children growing up in the early 80’s living in the UK. I could have used a globally inclusive reference such as the Muppets or Sesame street, but it wouldn’t have had the same comic impact. Other alternatives were: Tizwaz, Why don’t you, and for the Canadians out there De Grassi Junior High.
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