Joe Sixpack (Sikspak)

Charles Doyle cdoyle at UGA.EDU
Wed Oct 8 13:07:39 UTC 2008

Has anybody wondered how the Christian teetotalers who inhabit the right side of Main Street react to being called "Joe Sixpack"?


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>Date: Tue, 7 Oct 2008 20:40:36 -0400
>From: Sam Clements <SClements at NEO.RR.COM>
>Subject: Joe Sixpack (Sikspak)
>Certainly topical. =20
>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."  =
>+spectator%22&hl=3Den&ct=3Dclnk&cd=3D1&gl=3Dus  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. =20
>Did Hoppe invent the term?  If not, can anyone find it before 1972?
>Sam Clements
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