street spam

Advertisements posted on telephone poles, traffic lights, and other public areas.
Example Citation:
And while most every city, county and country in the world has street spam, the issue is coming to a head in Syracuse. "Some intersections you pull up to and you can barely tell the traffic control signs from the lose-weight and work-from-home signs," Worthen said.
— Brady Snyder, "Utah town may curb ad signs," The Deseret News, April 8, 2002
Earliest Citation:
Citizens Against Ugly Street Spam — — is a non-profit organization dedicated to "the fight against the proliferation of unsightly, illegal advertising signs . . . for the sole purpose of stealing free advertising at the expense of the aesthetics of the community."
— Kim Canon, "Deleting signs an addiction for bandit," The Houston Chronicle, March 21, 2001
Street spam is also called vertical litter and putting up such signs is called flyposting. Street spam is an example of a more general scourge called bandit signs.
Related Words: Categories:

New words. 2013.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • street\ spam — Signs plastered along the road advertising dubious or illegal get rich quick or lose weight quick schemes. According to street spam, I can make $10,000 a month stuffing envelopes …   Dictionary of american slang

  • Spam — originally referred to Spam (food), a canned meat product sold by the Hormel Foods Corporation. Since then, many other uses of the term have emerged. * Spam (Monty Python), a Monty Python comedy sketch. The Spam in the sketch refers specifically… …   Wikipedia

  • Spam — 419 scam address munging bacn disk spamming e mail hygiene empty spam glurge ham …   New words

  • street furniture — (STREET fur.nuh.chur) n. Street features such as lampposts, traffic lights, benches, bus shelters, garbage cans, and public toilets. Example Citation: While the value of some billboards is expected to grow, the industry expects future revenue… …   New words

  • spam — n. Unsolicited commercial e mail messages. Example Citation: A commission appointed by Gov. Jim Gilmore has recommended imposing criminal and civil penalties, including possible jail terms, for sending spam using Internet service providers based… …   New words

  • Spam valley — is a light hearted, local, jokey term for an area of more expensive housing within a town or village, especially when sited next to a council housing area.The Spam Valley term is used widely in Scotland, although most notably in the Midlothian… …   Wikipedia

  • occupational spam — (awk.yoo.PAY.shun.ul spam) n. Unwanted or unnecessary messages sent over a corporate e mail system. Example Citation: Mr. MacDonald compared the unneeded e mail to commercial spam, which often comes in the form of solicitations for pornographic… …   New words

  • SEA street — (SEE street) n. A road that uses Street Edge Alternatives: swales lined with rocks and filled with soil and plants to reduce storm water runoff into nearby streams or ponds. Example Citation: The most novel new sidewalk treatment may be in… …   New words

  • complete street — n. A street designed to accommodate various forms of transportation, including cars, public transit, bicycles, and pedestrians. Example Citations: A key tool in the process would be a complete streets that says when roadways are being constructed …   New words

  • naked street — n. A street that has no signs, road markings, or traffic lights. Example Citations: Today, many European cities are doing away not only with traffic lights, but also sidewalks, curbs, signage and painted markings of any kind. The concept, known… …   New words

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.