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ˇ Alcohol Abuse: spilling or otherwise wasting beer at any time during a hash, especially during down-downs

ˇ Annual General Meeting (AGM): in many hashes, the occasion for annual erections of hash mismanagement; in others, an excuse for a party; also Annual General Piss Up

ˇ Annual General Piss Up (AGPU): see Annual General Meeting

ˇ Aprés: dinner, drinking, or continued partying after hash formalities have concluded; see On-Afters, On-On-Ons, On-On-On-Ons

ˇ "Are You?" (R U?): question shouted by the pack to FRBs, meaning "Are you on trail?"

ˇ Arrow: directional trail mark; also see True Trail Arrow, Pack Arrow

ˇ A-to-A: trail that ends where it starts

ˇ A-to-A-: trail that ends near the start (also called A-to-A+, A-to-A', A-to-A.5, A-to-A 1/2)

ˇ A-to-B: point-to-point trail (trail that starts one place, ends another; if it's a really long trail sometimes called A-to-Z)

ˇ Auto-Hashing: hitching a ride to the end, a heinous violation of hash etiquette

ˇ Back Check (BC): trail mark* indicating that runners should turn around and retrace their path while looking for true trail, which branched off somewhere before the BC; sometimes accompanied by a number indicating the number of marks the pack should go back before looking for true trail

ˇ Bad Trail (BT): 1) a section of trail which goes nowhere; 2) trail mark* indicating the end of a BT; see also False Trail, YBF

ˇ Balls Check: trail mark* indicating a check or intersection which must be solved by male hashers before the pack can proceed

ˇ Bash: bicycle hash

ˇ Basher: bicycle hasher

ˇ Bashing: hashing by bicycle

ˇ Beer: see Piss

ˇ Beer Check: 1) beverage stop; 2) trail mark* indicating a beverage stop

ˇ Beer Master: mismanagement member in charge of ensuring an adequate beverage supply for hash events; also "biermeister"

ˇ Beer Near: trail mark* indicating proximity of beverages; can be associated with a beer check, on-in, or on-home

ˇ Blow Job: see Bad Trail

ˇ Boob Check: trail mark* indicating a check or intersection which must be solved by female hashers before the pack can proceed

ˇ        Box: square area marked on ground within which hashers must remain at the whim of the GM or Tyrant; often used during ceremonies conducted before and after the trail

ˇ        Butt Chug: See Debauchery

ˇ        Butt Painting: See Debauchery

ˇ        B-Van: vehicle used to transport beer, food, hash bags; see also Chase Vehicle

ˇ        Caught Hare: a hare who has been overtaken and physically caught by a member of the pack; normally honored during Down-Downs

ˇ        Chalk: basic substance used for marking trail; see also Flour, Paper

ˇ        Chalk Talk: trail instructions for virgin or visiting hashers

ˇ        Chase Vehicle: see B-Van

ˇ        Check: trail mark* indicating an intersection where true trail may take another direction; see also Decision Point, Intersection.

ˇ        "Checking!": answer shouted by FRB to pack when asked "Are You?", indicating that FRB has not determined whether the trail he's following is true or false

ˇ        Circle: assembly of hashers at trail's end, normally for the purpose of conducting down-downs

ˇ        Co-hare: hare's assistant . . . in many hashes it is normal to have two or more hares laying trail together; in others it is a rare event

ˇ        Couth Monger : see also Hash Devil

ˇ        C-word: euphemism for "competition" or "competitive"

ˇ        Dead Fucking Last (DFL): last member of pack to finish trail, sometimes honored during down-downs (though this goes against the grain of hashing's "non-competitive" ethos)

ˇ        Dead Hare: hare who lays the entire trail before the pack sets out; sometimes accompanies the pack to ensure it doesn't get lost (see Sweeper)

ˇ        Dead on Trail (DOT): hopelessly lost

ˇ        Debauchery: Any of several morale-building mixed-sex activities indulged in by hashers, usually during aprés, usually (but not always) confined to American hashing circles

ˇ        Decision Point (DP): see Check.

ˇ        Doo-Loop: looping section of trail designed to slow down the pack and give the hare more lead

ˇ        Down-Down: the ceremony of quaffing a beverage (an honor)

ˇ        Down-Downs: the ceremony of honoring deserving hashers after the trail

ˇ        Down-Down Box: a clearly defined square or rectangular area in which all down-downs are consumed. Anyone who enters this box, for whatever reason, must do a down-down

ˇ        Eagle Trail: an optional section of trail, longer or more difficult than the standard trail

ˇ        Erections: mismanagement elections, normally accomplished during the AGM

ˇ        False Trail: see Bad Trail; a section of trail going nowhere, designed to slow down the pack and give the hare more lead

ˇ        F.B.A.C.: Fat Boys' Athletic Club; a kinder, gentler subset of the hashing community with rigorous membership standards

ˇ        Flour: a basic substance used to mark trail; see also Chalk, Paper

ˇ        Front Running Bastard (FRB): faster member of the pack, also the one member of the pack who finishes trail first (and is normally "honored" for same, since one should not be competitive)

ˇ        Full Moon: frequently an occasion for an evening hash; many kennels hash every full moon throughout the year

ˇ        "G" Day: February 11th. A.S. Gispert ("G"), the father of hashing, was killed in action defending Singapore from invading Japanese forces on this date in 1942

ˇ        Gay: general-use adjective used to describe something as limp, lame, bland, or wimpy; opposite of Slutty

ˇ        Grand Master: mismanagement member, ceremonial leader of the kennel; also Hash Master

ˇ        Grand Mattress: mismanagement member; sometimes used as the title for a female grand master

ˇ        Grand Mistress: mismanagement member; sometimes used as the title for a female grand master, but often used as the title for someone who organizes hash parties and dinners

ˇ        GrrrAnimals: matching or coordinated running attire worn by poofters, normally a punishable offense

ˇ        Hare: hasher who lays the trail; see Live Hare, Dead Hare

ˇ        Hare Arrow: trail mark*, normally means "true trail," but not always

ˇ        Hare Raiser: mismanagement member in charge of lining up hares for future trails

ˇ        Harrier: any hasher, male or female; in some hashes, a male hasher

ˇ        Harriette: female hasher

ˇ        Hash: 1) the Hash House Harriers, as in "I run with the hash"; 2) an individual kennel, as in "I run with the New York Hash"; 3) the actual event, as in "I'm hashing tonight"; 4) trail marks*, as in chalk, flour, or paper

ˇ        Hash Bag: bag of dry clothes and other post-trail necessities; see also Shag Bag

ˇ        Hash Cash: 1) mismanagement member; the treasurer; 2) financial resources of the hash

ˇ        Hash Crier: mismanagement member; calls other members to let them know when and where runs will start

ˇ        Hash Devil: mismanagement member; in some hashes, the person in charge of down-downs or singling hashers out for violations; see also Couth Monger

ˇ        Hasher: any Hash House Harrier

ˇ        Hash Etiquette: euphemism for "rule"; also see Rule # 1

ˇ        Hash Flash: hash photographer

ˇ        Hash God: see Self-Appointed Officious Assholes

ˇ        Hash Haberdasher: mismanagement member in charge of T-shirts, hats, mementos, etc

ˇ        Hash Harlot: mismanagement member, often a female religious adviser; meaning varies between kennels

ˇ        Hash Horn: mismanagement member; carries a horn or bugle on trail, blows it to encourage and guide the pack

ˇ        Hash House: 1) the Selangor Club in Kuala Lumpur, meeting place of the Mother Hash; 2) any hash hangout, usually a bar

ˇ        Hash House Harrier: any hasher

ˇ        Hash House Harriers (HHH or H3): 1) hashers; 2) the hash

ˇ        Hash House Horrors: hashers' children

ˇ        Hash Hymn: song sung by the pack during down-downs; see also International Hash Hymn

ˇ        Hashing: the act of running a hash trail

ˇ        Hash-L: international e-mail list for hashers (click here for subscription instructions)

ˇ        Hash Master: mismanagement member; see Grand Master

ˇ        Hash Name: nickname, usually bestowed after a set number of runs or in honor of a notable incident; not used by all hashes

ˇ        Hash Olympics: games played during interhashes, usually involving drinking; can involve debauchery

ˇ        Hash Quack: mismanagement member in charge of administering first aid to injured hashers

ˇ        Hash Scribe: mismanagement member normally in charge of writing the hash trash

ˇ        Hash Shit (Hash-It, Hashit): offensive or embarrassing object given to a hasher for notable on-trail accomplishments, normally carried by the awardee on subsequent trails until it is awarded to someone else; sometimes also used as a nickname for the awardee

ˇ        Hash Trash: newsletter containing writeups of past runs and announcements of upcoming events

ˇ        Hash Time: an erratic measure of a precise phenomena. If the hash is scheduled to start at 2:00 pm, the actual start may be 2:17 or 2:29, or ???

ˇ        Hat: in most hashes, not to be worn while doing down-downs

ˇ        Hounds: the body of hashers in pursuit of the hare, see also Pack

ˇ        HUYA: a plunger, acronym stands for "head up your ass"

ˇ        Interhash: regional, national, or world hash gathering

ˇ        Intersection: see Check

ˇ        International Hash Hymn: "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot"; see Hash Hymn

ˇ        Joint Master (JM): co-GM; in some hashes, an assistant to the GM

ˇ        Kennel: Hash House Harrier chapter or club

ˇ        Live Hare: hare who gets a nominal head start and is pursued by the pack as he lays trail

ˇ        Loop: see Doo-Loop

ˇ        Long-Cutting Bastard (LCB): 1) slower member of the pack; 2) someone who gets horribly lost and comes in late

ˇ        Mismanagement: hash officials; sometimes elected, sometimes appointed

ˇ        Mooning: mild form of debauchery

ˇ        Mother Hash: Kuala Lumpur Hash House Harriers, first organized in 1938, still going strong and an inspiration to us all (except for the bit about "no women")

ˇ        M-word: euphemism for "marathon"

ˇ        Naming Committee: group of hashers who bestow hash names upon new hashers

ˇ        Nash Hash: a national interhash

ˇ        New Boot: see Virgin

ˇ        New Shoe: drinking vessel used during down-downs; see also Tea Bag; heinous violation of hash etiquette

ˇ        No Blow: hasher who forgets his whistle, normally honored with a down-down

ˇ        On-Afters: see Aprés, On-On-Ons, On-On-On-Ons

ˇ        "On-Back": shouted by FRBs to the pack when FRBs encounter a back check

ˇ        On-Before: where hashers gather before the start of the hash, usually a public establishment

ˇ        On-Home: 1) trail's end, also On-In; 2) trail mark* indicating proximity to end

ˇ        On-In: see On-Home

ˇ        On-Off: start of trail

ˇ        "On-On": 1) shouted by FRBs or hounds to indicate they're on trail, sometimes used only to indicate true trail; 2) trail mark* in lieu of a true trail arrow

ˇ        On-On-Ons: see Aprés, On-Afters, On-On-On-Ons

ˇ        On-On-On-Ons: see Aprés, On-Afters, On-On-Ons

ˇ        "On-One" ("On-Two," etc): shouted by FRBs or hounds to indicate the number of flour marks they've seen on an unexplored trail, usually after a check

ˇ        On-Sec: mismanagement member normally in charge of hash rosters, run records, etc

ˇ        On-Sex: more than one on-sec

ˇ        "On the Ice!": 1) in many kennels, the block of ice upon which honorees sit during down-downs; 2) command given by the GM or RA to down-down recipients

ˇ        On-Up! (or down, under, over, through, etc): what hounds sound to let those following know that the trail has become a challenge and the type of challenge being encountered

ˇ        On-X: trail mark* meaning "on across," usually found near freeways, airport runways, rivers, etc

ˇ        Oz: Australia

ˇ        Pack: hashers in pursuit of the hare, also Hounds

ˇ        Pack Arrow: mark left by a member of the pack indicating direction taken; follow at your own peril

ˇ        Paper: basic substance used to mark trail; see also Chalk, Flour

ˇ        Pelican Drinking: See Debauchery

ˇ        Phantom Hare: secret hare, unknown to the pack

ˇ        Photo Hash: theme hash where a photograph shows the pack where to run to; another photograph will be hidden at that location, and so on . . . a variation is the "Clue Hash," where hashers find their way by written clues

ˇ        Pick-Up Hash: hash where the hare is chosen at the last minute, usually through a drawing or game of chance; head starts are shorter and the hare is expected to be caught often--the hound catching the hare becomes the next hare, and so on

ˇ        Piss: see Beer

ˇ        Piss Drinking: See Debauchery

ˇ        Pissed: drunk

ˇ        "Piss Off": go away, get fucked, etc

ˇ        Piss-Up: drinking session; a party

ˇ        Piss Wagon: see B-Van

ˇ        Player: obnoxious asshole; see also Poofter

ˇ        Poofter: literally, a homo; in hash use, 1) a homo; 2) anyone not welcome at the hash (see Rule # 6); 3) a poseur; 4) a person who hangs around the hash but isn't really a hasher; 5) a major whinger; 6) a non-contributor in general; 7) a "player"

ˇ        Poofterism: behavior associated with poofters

ˇ        Pre-Lay: act of laying the trail or sections thereof before the hash; sometimes a violation, sometimes not, depending on kennel traditions; like masturbation, widely practiced but seldom admitted

ˇ        Private Party: act of participating in a non-circle conversation, thereby showing disrespect to the GM during down-downs

ˇ        Queef: say what?

ˇ        Ranging: the process whereby certain hounds run with total disregard for the trail

ˇ        Receding Hareline: list of upcoming hash events, normally printed in the hash trash

ˇ        Red Dress Run: theme hash where hares and pack wear red dresses; variations include lingerie runs, mini-skirt runs, muumuu runs, nude runs, etc

ˇ        Regroup: trail mark* used in some hashes, where FRBs must wait for all members of the pack to arrive before setting out again

ˇ        Religious Adviser/Advisor (RA): mismanagement member normally in charge of blessing the hash and settling disputes over tradition; sometimes in charge of down-down ceremonies

ˇ        Respect: reverential attitude of right-thinking pack members toward the GM during the circle and down-downs

ˇ        Rule: universally-understood tenet of acceptable hash behavior; never called a "rule" but often euphemized as "tradition" or "hash etiquette"

o       Rule # 1: "There are no rules"

o       Rule # 2: "See Rule # 1"

o       Rule # 6: "No poofters!"

ˇ        R-word: euphemism for "race," "run," or "rule"

ˇ        Self-Appointed Officious Assholes: see Hash God

ˇ        Shag Bag: a bag of dry/warm clothing for use after the hash; see also Hash Bag

ˇ        Shandy: "lady's" down-down drink made of beer and ginger ale; most often seen in the UK or Down Under

ˇ        Shiggy: jungle, thick vegetation, rocks, cliffs, streams, etc; especially mud

ˇ        Shiggy-Shaggy (aka Zicky-Zacky): a chant made by the hash in response to anyone verbally screwing up. The offender must drink beer, but not necessarily a full down-down

ˇ        Shitty: adjective used to describe a really good trail

ˇ        Short-Cutting: the act of attempting to short-cut the trail, see also Zenning

ˇ        Short-Cutting Bastard (SCB): habitual short-cutter, a title of esteem in most hashes

ˇ        Singapore Back Check (SBC): trail mark* indicating that true trail branched off somewhere between the SBC mark and the previous check

ˇ        Sixty-Nine: a number fraught with significance

ˇ        Slutty: general-use adjective used to describe something as strong, robust, or satisfying; opposite of Gay

ˇ        Song Master: mismanagement member; leads down-down songs

ˇ        Sweeper: hasher, normally an experienced member of the pack, assigned to follow the pack in order to ensure no one gets lost; this function is sometimes performed by a dead hare

ˇ        Tea Bag: sock or sole insert from a new shoe, the liquid from which is wrung out into a violator's mouth after he or she has finished a down-down from the offending footwear

ˇ        Tradition: euphemism for "rule"; also see Rule # 1

ˇ        Trail Recce: act of scouting a potential trail; hare practice

ˇ        True Trail: the correct trail that leads to the on-in

ˇ        True Trail Arrow: trail mark* indicating true trail

ˇ        Trusted Agent: Hound who has been told where the on-in is in case the pack gets lost

ˇ        Turkey Trail: optional section of trail, normally shorter and easier than the main trail

ˇ        Turtle Check: trail mark* indicating that FRBs should wait at the mark until the slower hashers (the turtles) have caught up; normally used on dead hare trails to keep the pack together (in some hashes this is known as a Circle Check)

ˇ        Up-Up: trail mark used to taunt the pack on a hilly trail

ˇ        Violation: any infraction of hash etiquette or tradition, on- or off-trail

ˇ        Violator: he or she who must be punished, normally by down-down

ˇ        Virgin: first-time hasher; also applied to first-time hare

ˇ        Virgin Lay: 1) a virgin hare's first trail; 2) a new kennel's first hash

ˇ        Walkers: infant, infirm, or elderly hashers

ˇ        Wanker: literally, a masturbator; in English/Australian use, a sort of "Sad Sack" character; in hash use, an everyday hasher

ˇ        Wherdafugarwee?: from a hash song, what a hound might say when lost

ˇ        Whinge: whine

ˇ        Whinger: whiner; see also Poofter

ˇ        Whinging: whining

ˇ        X: trail mark* used to indicate a check or intersection

ˇ        Yak Circle: a clearly defined circle next to the Down-Down Box in which all vomitus is deposited

ˇ        YBF: bad trail mark*; stands for "You've Been Fucked"

ˇ        Zenning: striking out cross-country in anticipation of finding the on-in; see also Short-Cutting

ˇ        Zicky-Zacky: see Shiggy-Shaggy


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