There was a young man from Siam
Who decided he wanted some yam
The McDonalds he tried
Said ‘We only do fried.
We’ve got burgers, McNuggets or spam.
Believe it or not, spam was still quite a staple in Britain when I was a kid. It was very versatile. You could have it sliced with chips, sliced with salad, sliced on sandwiches, or sliced, battered and made into spam fritters. Who says we Brits don’t do cuisine? That was what gave Monty Python the idea.
‘Haven’t you got anything without spam in it?’
‘Er, we got spam, spam, fried egg, spam, spam, spam, baked beans – and spam. That doesn’t have much spam in it.’
It was one of the things I missed so badly when I became vegetarian...