Spam

by Barbara J. Feldman on June 17, 2003

Spam is unsolicited commercial e-mail. Its original use as a technology word dates back to Usenet newsgroups, where “to spam” meant “to flood a newsgroup with irrelevant messages.” To learn more about the origins of “spam” and other recently coined words and phrases, visit Word Spy.

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Feldman, Barbara. "Spam." Surfnetkids. Feldman Publishing. 17 Jun. 2003. Web. 23 Oct. 2014. <http://www.surfnetkids.com/tech/187/internet-tip-of-the-week-5/ >.