Results 1 to 12 of 12

Thread: made of spam

  1. #1
    Завсегдатай
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Ukraine
    Posts
    5,076
    Rep Power
    22

    made of spam

    I'm watching a movie: guys make a forensic experiment, using a fake sceleton, made of some calcium stuff ('bones') and "spam" ('flesh'). What's 'spam' in this context? I know only about Internet spam.

  2. #2
    Завсегдатай
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Ukraine
    Posts
    5,076
    Rep Power
    22
    Uh, I've found it. It looks disgusting, and tastes amost as bad. The one I tried, at least. ))
    Does a term '(internet) spam' originates from that product?

  3. #3
    Завсегдатай BappaBa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Нерезиновая
    Posts
    2,115
    Rep Power
    12

    Re: made of spam

    Quote Originally Posted by gRomoZeka
    I'm watching a movie: guys make a forensic experiment, using a fake sceleton, made of some calcium stuff ('bones') and "spam" ('flesh'). What's 'spam' in this context? I know only about Internet spam.
    "Спам" - это первоначально были дешевые мясные консервы, если не ошибаюсь во время WW2. Кажется, их очень агрессивно рекламировали, и они стали именем нарицательным.

  4. #4
    Завсегдатай
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Ukraine
    Posts
    5,076
    Rep Power
    22

    Re: made of spam

    Quote Originally Posted by BappaBa
    "Спам" - это первоначально были дешевые мясные консервы, если не ошибаюсь во время WW2. Кажется, их очень агрессивно рекламировали, и они стали именем нарицательным.
    Ага, я как раз читаю статью в википедии про "Спам". Очень интересно. Оказывается, во многих азиатских странах это очень популярный продукт, например, подается с гарниром из риса, и теперь традиционно входит в состав некоторых "национальных" блюд.
    /убегает, зажав рот рукой/

    (наверное, такая же реакция у некоторых иностранцев на борщ )

  5. #5
    Завсегдатай chaika's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Чапелхилловка, NC USA
    Posts
    1,987
    Rep Power
    17
    Yes, but I do think it is a step above сало.

    кстати - borsht is great!!

  6. #6
    Завсегдатай
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Ukraine
    Posts
    5,076
    Rep Power
    22
    Quote Originally Posted by chaika
    Yes, but I do think it is a step above сало.
    Сало is 100% natural product!

  7. #7
    Почтенный гражданин
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Spokane, Washington, USA
    Posts
    305
    Rep Power
    10
    gRomoZeka wrote:
    Does the term '(internet) spam' originate from that product?
    Yes, but more specifically:
    Etymology: from a skit on the British television series Monty Python's Flying Circus in which chanting of the word Spam overrides the other dialogue Date: 1994
    Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary (2007) http://www.m-w.com/dictionary/spam
    gRomoZeka wrote:
    It looks disgusting, and tastes amost as bad. The one I tried, at least.
    You are not alone in that opinion:
    I have never understood why there could even be a debate about Spam, but taking my own family as an example, I suppose it should be expected. My family is divided. My Mom and I can't stand the sight or smell of what looks like, well, Spam. Dad and sisters, on the other hand, absolutely love the stuff, and in fact, will do what I consider an act of utter I-don't-know-what, eat Spam "raw," straight out of the can.

    I am absolutely intrigued that there has to be a sizeable enough contingent of Spam-lovers that almost 6 billion cans of the processed meat have been produced since its introduction into the world
    .
    http://www.slashfood.com/2007/08/30/spa ... r-hate-it/

    I think spam is popular because you don't have to freeze or refrigerate it. You just take it out of the can and it is easy to make something out of it. I think it tastes better fried (I know fried food is not healthy). There is a series of photos from start to finish at this link showing how some guy (a bachelor) fries spam with potatoes and eggs and serves it with a beer:

    http://www.beerlovercam.com/eat/spam.htm

  8. #8
    Moderator Lampada's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    СССР -> США
    Posts
    17,640
    Rep Power
    32
    Гавайцы помешаны на Спаме: http://spamjamhawaii.com/
    "...Важно, чтобы форум оставался местом, объединяющим людей, для которых интересны русский язык и культура. ..." - MasterАdmin (из переписки)



  9. #9
    Старший оракул
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Ukraine
    Posts
    837
    Rep Power
    10
    Also, Spam was on the menu of Knights of the Round Table:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfGpVcdqeS0

    We're Knights of the Round Table
    We dance whene'er we're able
    We do routines and chorus scenes
    With footwork impeccable

    We dine well here in Camelot
    We eat ham and jam and Spam a lot

    We're Knights of the Round Table
    Our shows are formidable
    But many times we're given rhymes
    That are quite unsingable

    We're opera-mad in Camelot
    We sing from the diaphragm a lo-o-o-o-t

    In war we're tough and able
    Quite indefatigable
    Between our quests, we sequin vests
    And impersonate Clark Gable

    It's a busy life in Camelot
    I have to push the pram a lot

  10. #10
    Почтенный гражданин BabaYaga's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Europe
    Posts
    610
    Rep Power
    10
    The use of the word "spam" for internet %*$µ actually originated from this Monty Python sketch:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODshB09FQ8w


    A classic.
    Ой, голова у меня кружится |-P ...... and my brain hurts too....

  11. #11
    Завсегдатай
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Ukraine
    Posts
    5,076
    Rep Power
    22
    Thank you, guys, for all your info! Ken Watts, you've made a real recearch. I feel like a "Spam" expert now. It's almost scary.

    It's amazing how many catch phrases and new words Monty Python show gave birth to. I probably should watch it (never could make myself to do it before).

  12. #12
    Почтенный гражданин
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Posts
    184
    Rep Power
    11
    Personaly, I like SPAM. I think it tastes good (in moderation).... have a look here.... http://www.spam.com/
    Не балуй!

Similar Threads

  1. Made in China....
    By Medved in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: September 9th, 2011, 03:30 PM
  2. so much spam these days
    By sperk in forum Tech Support and Site Comments
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: September 7th, 2010, 11:38 AM
  3. Made me laugh.
    By scotcher in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: June 30th, 2006, 01:13 PM
  4. Have I made a mistake?
    By Oddo in forum French
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: October 11th, 2004, 07:57 PM
  5. Made in where?
    By Tu-160 in forum Learn English - Грамматика, переводы, словарный запас
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: April 27th, 2003, 05:09 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  


Russian Lessons                           

Russian Tests and Quizzes            

Russian Vocabulary