Wednesday, February 11, 2009


Word for the day trivia

I work with guys from all over, the world that is.

For some reason they delight in coming up with different slang terms for me as a United States of America citizen. I've heard "Hey, North American" a lot. I always say, that I'm not Mexican or Canadian.

The new one yesterday was "Hey, Spamy". I needed that one interpreted for me, so the guy explained it had nothing to do with computers, much older in origin.

Something about World War 2 and the British were introduced to the Army C-Ration which contained a can of the meat product "SPAM".

From then on, it was not only Yank, but Spam.

No, Its not found in Wikipedia.

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