For the first time in my life, I actually ate Spam,
the spiced ham product from Hormel. Spring
bought some the
other week, and tonight she fried it up.
She wasn't quite used to using non-Teflon coated frying pans, nor used to
the control on the stove, so it ended up taking a bit longer than she
expected, and smoked the place up, but the fried Spam was actually quite
tasty, especially the more carbonized pieces. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.
“Did you know,” said Spring, “That the Hormel company actually held a
naming contest for Spam and the winning name was `Spam?' ”
“Yes, well, Spam was developed back when, the 40s? 50s?” I asked.
“30s, actually,” she said.
“Back then, the name as a product was probably not a bad name at
all—nothing bad associated with it,” I said.
“To me it's the sound a pig makes hitting the bottom of an elevator
shaft.” I love Spring.
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