On the linguistic productivity of the word spam
The word spam has spawned off its own corner of the English language.
|spamdexing||inflating one’s rank in a Web index|
|splog||A fake blog|
|spim||Spam instant messages|
|spasms||Spam SMS messages|
|sporgery||Spamming with a forged From line|
|spambot||A computer which sends spam|
|blam||spam comments on a blog|
I’m impressed by how productive the root word spam has become.
Gratuitous cross-promotion: My colleague Terry Zink occasionally writes about spam on his Cyber Security Blog.