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What does SPAM stand for?

SPAM stands for Spiced Ham (Hormel canned pork developed in 1937)

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SPAM (it's short for spiced ham, by the way) is the staple diet of many Filipinos and is found in almost every food cupboard in the Philippines.
Apparently he said he had thought of the name some time before and was waiting for a suitable product to come along although may neutral observers think the fact that the tins contain SPiced hAM might also have had something to do with it.
Developed by the Hormel company in 1937 as a spiced ham product, it was a mainstay ration for the victorious Allied armies of World War II--Nikita Khrushchev said tons of Spam provided by the United States kept the Red Army on the field to defeat Hitler on the eastern front.
The new pizzas in the range are: the creamy Italian staple Carbonara with its thick layering of creamy cheese sauce, spiced ham and garlic roasted mushrooms; the Quattro Formaggio which is generously topped with mozzarella, parmesan, gorgonzola and fontina cheeses finished with sun dried tomatoes; and the Hot & Spicy Meatballs pizza with lashings of spicy tomato sauce, succulent meatballs, chargrilled green peppers and red onions.