Tuesday, August 31, 2010


Tonight I was randomly looking at the Hobo page on wikipedia, because I was curious where the term came from. In the process I learned all sorts of amusing and crazy information about hobos.

For example, were you aware that:

There is a national Hobo convention held each year in August in Britt, Iowa?
The Hobo convention has a Hobo king and queen?
There is a whole system of symbols used in 'Hobo Code', to communicate with other Hobos?
There is a Hobo ethical code and a Hobo court?

Neither did I, so now we've both learned something tonight. I was also amused that they found a picture to use, featuring exactly what I picture when I think of a hobo: slightly sketchy looking guy with a round hat and a bindle stick.

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