Joe Sixpack (Sikspak)

Sam Clements SClements at NEO.RR.COM
Wed Oct 8 00:40:36 UTC 2008

Certainly topical.  

An astute reader over at the Straight Dope Board alluded to Art Hoppe perhaps creating the term.

Hoppe can be(indirectly) found using it before May of 1973 as "Joe Sikspak."  If anyone has an idea of how to search the SF Chronicle for his early columns, that'll be great.

Johnny Apple of the NY Times used it on 6 April 1972.  

Did Hoppe invent the term?  If not, can anyone find it before 1972?

Sam Clements

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