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Diluting Spam

As a kid I loved Spam, once pilfering a can from the cupboard and slipping it under my pillow so I’d have fatty, delicious, porkish dreams. As an adult, I hate the stuff -- at least the kind with the lowercase "s."

Hormel, makers of the uppercase form of Spam, is also irritated by unwanted e-mail. In fact, it tried to prevent antispam vendors from disparaging the name "Spam." The only problem, according to a European court, is that no one seems to realize that Spam can actually refer to a high-calorie processed canned meat-style foodstuff.

Posted by Doug Barney on 10/18/2006 at 1:15 PM


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