no one can explain it, even by goggling


New word alert: Can someone explain hambox, please. Never heard the expression before. I didn’t find anything by Goggling!

— A confused member of a message thread on flickr

Eternal thanks to US Magazine’s subscription department, who mangled my last name those twenty years ago. When Haycox became Hambox, comedy alchemy was performed.

The nickname stuck after I posted a letter from Publisher’s Clearinghouse on my refrigerator (“Rebecca Hambox! You may already have won this sports car!”) Alison, do you remember losing your shit after seeing that on the fridge? It was just so damn funny!

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  1. Violet on June 9, 2008 at 11:52 am

    Goggle lets us down once again.

  2. cloudy on June 9, 2008 at 1:40 pm

    Ah HAH! Good to know where the name came from and that you are a long time US weekely reader!

  3. alison on June 9, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    it still cracks me up!! somehow seeing it next to the lovely and dignified name Rebecca just makes me pee my pants. alas, what is Goggling? is that some way to find information by wearing oversized protective eyewear? i just can’t keep up with technology….

  4. Uncle Shar on June 9, 2008 at 8:45 pm

    I wonder what looks better if looked at through ham goggles. I’m willing to try; I guess it might be oatmeal or even malt-o-meal.

  5. Mrs. Loinhurt on June 18, 2008 at 6:00 am

    goggling! ha!