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Golden Globes 2014: Tam Honks, Tom Hanks' Twitter alter ego

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Amy Poehler showed why she and Tina Fey were back again to host the 71st Golden Globe Awards with a simple switch of an “o” and an “a.”

“Tam Honks” became an instant Twitter trend after a deliberate slip of the tongue from “Parks and Recreation” actress Poehler. She congratulated Chiwetel Ejiofer and Lupita Nyong’o for their awards nominations without skipping a beat,  but she had some fun with Tom Hanks who received praise for his roles in “Captain Phillips” and “Saving Mr. Banks.”

That’s when Poehler uttered the possible new nickname for the veteran actor, “Tam Honks.”

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Hanks took it all in stride with a chuckle and a look of confusion. But a German Twitter account with the same was already in place before Poehler’s slip of the tongue with, of course, a picture of Hanks on a bus stop bench from 1994’s “Forrest Gump.”

The name joined other Golden Globes social media trends such as actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who donned dark shades and jokingly refused a “selfie” with actress Reese Witherspoon, and the misspelled Bryan Cranston hashtag after he earned the best actor in a TV drama series award for his role as chemistry-teacher-turned-meth-maker Walter White in “Breaking Bad.” 

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