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2008.01.17(Review of 2005.08.10 edition)

Today's WordMaster concerns a form of advertising that may not always be welcome, but that is certainly a fact of life!

Today's LessonCATEGORY: 混同しやすい言葉
JUNK MAIL vs. SPAM   ジャンクメール vs. スパム(メール)


  • Junk mail is advertising material that has been sent by post to a large number of people at the same time, but which wasn't asked for and (often) isn't wanted.

    Spam is similar to junk mail, but is sent by e-mail instead of by post.
  • junk mail とは、依頼されたわけでもなく、(多くは)望まれたわけでもないのに、大勢の人に同時に郵送される広告物のことです。

    spam は、junk mail に似ていますが、郵便ではなく、Eメールで送られてくるものをさします。



  1. Whenever I get a letter in the mail addressed to “Resident”, I know without even opening it that it's junk mail.
  2. When we got back from our vacation, the mailbox was filled with junk mail.
  3. Do you know a good way I can reduce the amount of junk mail and spam I get?
  4. My e-mail software includes spam protection.

英会話レッスンSee you tomorrow - if we can slip past your spam filter!