Hash Dictionary

 

  • Alcohol Abuse: spilling or otherwise wasting beer at any time during a hash, especially during down-downs.
  • Annual General Meeting (AGM): in many hashes, the occasion for annual erections of hash mismanagement; in others, an excuse for a party; see Annual General Piss Up.
  • Annual General Piss Up (AGPU): see Annual General Meeting.
  • Aprés: dinner, drinking, or continued partying after hash formalities have concluded; see On-Afters, On-On-Ons, On-On-On-Ons.
  • “Are You?” (R U?): question shouted by the pack to FRBs, meaning “Are you on trail?”
  • Arrow: directional trail mark; see True Trail Arrow, Pack Arrow.
  • A-to-A: trail that ends where it starts.
  • 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).
  • 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).
  • Auto-Hashing: hitching a ride to the end, a heinous violation of hash etiquette.
  • Award: award bestowed on a hasher during down-downs; see Hash Shit.
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  • 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.
  • Bad Trail (BT): 1) a section of trail which goes nowhere; 2) trail mark* indicating the end of a BT; see Blow Job, False Trail, YBF.
  • Bag Wagon: see B-Van.
  • Balls Check: trail mark* indicating a check or intersection which must be solved by male hashers before the pack can proceed.
  • Bash: bicycle hash.
  • Basher: bicycle hasher.
  • Bashing: hashing by bicycle.
  • Beer: hashing beverage of choice; see Piss.
  • Beer Angel: 1) hasher who drives the beer to the on-in; 2) hasher who fills pitchers with beer during down-downs.
  • Beer Bitch: harriette who fills pitchers with beer during down-downs.
  • Beer Check: 1) beverage stop; 2) trail mark* indicating a beverage stop.
  • Beer Master: mismanagement member in charge of ensuring an adequate beverage supply for hash events; see Biermeister.
  • Beer Near: trail mark* indicating proximity of beverages; can be associated with a beer check, on-in, or on-home.
  • Biermeister: see Beer Master.
  • Blow Job: see Bad Trail.
  • Boob Check: trail mark* indicating a check or intersection which must be solved by female hashers before the pack can proceed; see Gender Confusion.
  • 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.
  • Butt Chug: laying prone while drinking a beer poured between the naked cheeks of another hasher’s ass (a co-ed activity, of course!); see Debauchery.
  • Butt Painting: painting words, letters, pictures, etc, on another hasher’s ass (ditto co-ed); see Debauchery.
  • B-Van: vehicle used to transport beer, food, hash bags; see Chase Vehicle.
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  • Caught Hare: a hare who has been overtaken and physically caught by a member of the pack; normally honored during down-downs.
  • Chalk: basic substance used for marking trail; see Flour, Paper.
  • Chalk Talk: trail instructions for virgin or visiting hashers.
  • Chase Vehicle: see B-Van.
  • Check: trail mark* indicating an intersection where true trail may take another direction; see Decision Point, Intersection.
  • “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.
  • Chef Hat: underwear or shorts worn on hashers’ heads so as to resemble chefs’ hats; see Debauchery.
  • Circle: assembly of hashers at trail’s end, normally for the purpose of conducting down-downs.
  • Circle Jerk: a circular section of trail laid for the purpose of slowing down FRBs; see Doo-Loop.
  • 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.
  • Couth Monger: see Hash Devil.
  • Cranium: acceptable substitute for the word “head.”
  • Cranial Gear: anything worn on the head while performing down-downs; see Hat.
  • C-word: euphemism for “competition” or “competitive.”
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  • 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).
  • Dead Hare: hare who lays the entire trail before the hounds set out; sometimes accompanies the hounds to ensure they don’t get lost (see Sweeper).
  • Dead on Trail (DOT): hopelessly lost.
  • Debauchery: any of a variety of morale-building co-ed down-down activities indulged in by hashers, usually (but not always) confined to American and Australiian hashing circles.
  • Decision Point (DP): see Check.
  • Disorganization: see Mismanagement.
  • Doo-Loop: see Circle Jerk.
  • Down-Down: the ceremony of quaffing a beverage during down-downs.
  • Down-Downs: ceremonial honoring of deserving hashers after the trail, part of the circle.
  • Down-Down Box: a clearly defined square or rectangular area in which all down-downs are consumed; anyone who enters the box, for whatever reason, must do a down-down.
  • Dry Bag: see Shag Bag.
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  • Eagle Trail: an optional section of trail, longer or more difficult than the standard trail.
  • Erections: mismanagement elections, normally accomplished during the AGM.
  • Expat, Expatriate: a hasher not residing in his native country.
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  • False Trail: see Bad Trail.
  • F.B.A.C.: Fat Boys’ Athletic Club; a kinder, gentler subset of the hashing community with rigorous membership standards.
  • Flour: a basic substance used to mark trail; see Chalk, Paper.
  • Front Running Bastard (FRB): 1) faster member of the pack; 2) member of the pack who finishes trail first.
  • Full Moon: frequently an occasion for an evening hash; many kennels hash every full moon throughout the year.
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  • “G”: A.S. Gispert (“G”), the father of modern hashing.
  • Gay: general-use adjective used to describe something as limp, lame, bland, or wimpy; opposite of Slutty.
  • Gender Confusion: down-down awarded to male hashers who run through a boob check.
  • Grand Master: mismanagement member, ceremonial leader of the kennel; also Hash Master.
  • Grand Mattress: mismanagement member; sometimes used as the title for a female grand master.
  • 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.
  • GrrrAnimals: matching or coordinated running attire worn by poofters, normally a punishable offense.
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  • Handle: hasher’s nickname; see Hash Name.
  • Hare: hasher who lays the trail; see Live Hare, Dead Hare.
  • Hare Arrow: trail mark*, normally means “true trail,” but not always.
  • Hare Raiser: mismanagement member in charge of lining up hares for future trails.
  • Harrier: 1) any hasher, male or female; 2) a male hasher.
  • Harriette: female hasher.
  • 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 saw my mates at the hash”; 4) trail marks*, as in chalk, flour, or paper.
  • Hash Bag: bag of dry clothes and other post-trail necessities; see Shag Bag.
  • Hash Cash: 1) mismanagement member; the treasurer; 2) financial resources of the hash.
  • Hash Crier: mismanagement member; calls other members to let them know when and where runs will start.
  • Hash Devil: mismanagement member; in some hashes, the person in charge of down-downs or singling hashers out for violations; see Couth Monger.
  • Hasher: any Hash House Harrier.
  • Hash Etiquette: euphemism for “rule”; see Rule # 1.
  • Hash Flash: hash photographer.
  • Hash God: see Self-Appointed Officious Assholes.
  • Hash Haberdasher: mismanagement member in charge of procuring and selling T-shirts, hats, mementos, etc.
  • Hash Harlot: mismanagement member, often a female religious adviser; meaning varies between kennels.
  • Hash Horn: mismanagement member; carries a horn or bugle on trail, blows it to encourage and guide the pack.
  • Hash House: 1) the Selangor Club in Kuala Lumpur, meeting place of the Mother Hash; 2) any hash hangout, usually a bar or pub.
  • Hash House Harrier: see Hasher.
  • Hash House Harriers (HHH or H3): 1) hashers; 2) the hash.
  • Hash House Horrors: 1) hashers’ children; 2) a childrens’ hash (as in Java Hash House Horrors).
  • Hash Hymn: song sung by the pack during down-downs; see International Hash Hymn.
  • Hashing: the act of running a hash trail or attending a hashing event.
  • Hash-l: international e-mail list for hashers
  • Hash Master: mismanagement member; see Grand Master.
  • Hash Name: nickname, sometimes unsavory or indelicate, usually bestowed on a harrier or harrierette by the grand master, mismanagement, or the circle after a set number of runs or in honor of a notable incident; not used by all hashes.
  • Hash Olympics: games played during interhashes, usually involving drinking; can involve debauchery.
  • Hash Quack: mismanagement member in charge of administering first aid to injured hashers.
  • Hash Respect: paying attention during down-downs or the circle (also see Respect).
  • Hash Scribe: mismanagement member normally in charge of writing the hash trash.
  • 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.
  • Hash Trash: newsletter containing writeups of past runs and announcements of upcoming events.
  • Hash Time: an erratic measure of a precise phenomena; if a hash is scheduled to start at 2:00 pm, the actual start may be 2:17, 2:29, 3:07, or even later.
  • Hat: in most hashes, not to be worn while doing down-downs.
  • Hounds: the body of hashers in pursuit of the hare, see Pack.
  • HUYA: hash shit-like award, normally a toilet plunger; acronym stands for “head up your ass.”
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  • Ice: block of ice hashers sit on while doing down-downs; see On the Ice.
  • Interhash: regional, national, or world hash gathering.
  • Intersection: see Check.
  • International Hash Hymn: “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot”; see Hash Hymn.
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    • Joint Master (JM): co-GM; in some hashes, an assistant to the GM.

     

  • Kennel: Hash House Harrier chapter, club, or group.
  • Knitting Circle: group of harriers or harriettes who spend more time walking and talking than hashing.
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  • Live Hare: hare who gets a nominal head start and then lays trail while being pursued by the hounds.
  • Loop: see Doo-Loop.
  • Long-Cutting Bastard (LCB): 1) slower member of the pack; 2) someone who gets lost and comes in late.
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  • Mismanagement: hash officials; sometimes elected, sometimes appointed.
  • Mooning: flashing one’s ass; mild form of debauchery.
  • 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”).
  • M-word: euphemism for “marathon.”
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  • Named Hasher: hasher with a hash name.
  • Naming Committee: select group of hashers who bestow hash names upon new hashers; committees are normally composed of named hashers.
  • Nash Hash: national interhash.
  • New Boot: see Virgin.
  • New Shoe: drinking vessel used during down-downs; see Tea Bag; heinous violation of hash etiquette.
  • No Blow: hasher who forgets his whistle, normally honored with a down-down.
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  • On-Afters: see Aprés, On-On-Ons, On-On-On-Ons.
  • “On-Back”: shouted by FRBs to the pack when FRBs encounter a back check.
  • On-Before: where hashers gather before the start of the hash, usually a public establishment.
  • On-Home: 1) trail’s end, also On-In; 2) trail mark* indicating proximity to end.
  • On-In: see On-Home.
  • On-Off: start of trail.
  • “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.
  • On-On-Ons: see Aprés, On-Afters, On-On-On-Ons.
  • On-On-On-Ons: see Aprés, On-Afters, On-On-Ons.
  • “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.
  • On-Sec: mismanagement member in charge of hash rosters, run records, etc.
  • On-Sex: 1) plural of on-sec; 2) variation of on-sec.
  • “On the Ice!”: command given by the GM or RA to down-down recipients, directing them to sit on the ice while doing a down-down.
  • On-Up! (also on-across, on-down, on-under, on-over, on-through, etc): shout be leading runners to trailing runners, alerting them to upcoming trail challenges.
  • On-X: trail mark* meaning “on-across,” usually found near freeways, airport runways, rivers, etc.
  • Oz: Australia.
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  • Pack: hashers in pursuit of the hare; see Hounds.
  • Pack Arrow: mark left by a member of the pack indicating direction taken; follow at your own peril.
  • Paper: substance used to mark trail; see Chalk, Flour.
  • Pelican Drinking: drinking another hasher’s vomit; extreme form of debauchery borrowed from rugby.
  • Phantom Hare: secret (unannounced) hare.
  • Photo Hash: theme hash where hares leave photographs on trail to tell the pack where to go next; a variation is the “Clue Hash,” where hares leave written clues for the pack.
  • Pick-Up Hash: hash where the hare is chosen at the last minute, usually through drawing lots; 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).
  • Piss: see Beer.
  • Pissed: drunk.
  • Piss Off: phrase meaning “go away,” “get fucked,” etc.
  • Piss-Up: drinking session, party.
  • Piss Wagon: see B-Van.
  • Player: obnoxious asshole; see Poofter.
  • Poofter: in hash use; 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”; 8) a hasher who stops at a check and waits for other hashers to solve it before proceeding.
  • Poofterism: behavior associated with poofters.
  • 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.
  • Private Party: act of participating in a non-circle conversation, thereby showing disrespect to the GM during down-downs.
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  • Queef: say what?
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  • Racism: talking about racing or races at the hash, a violation of etiquette; see R-word.
  • Ranging: the process whereby certain hounds run with total disregard for the trail; similar to short-cutting.
  • Receding Hareline: list of upcoming hash events, normally printed in the hash trash.
  • Red Dress Run: theme hash where participants wear red dresses; variations include lingerie runs, mini-skirt runs, muumuu runs, nude runs, etc.
  • Rego: 1) registration form for a hash event; 2) another hasher’s event registration (as in “Flying Booger is trying to sell his InterAm rego”).
  • Regroup: trail mark* indicating that hounds are to wait for all members of the pack to arrive before setting out again.
  • Religious Adviser/Advisor (RA): mismanagement member normally in charge of blessing the hash and settling disputes over tradition; in many hashes, RAs conduct the down-down ceremonies.
  • Respect: reverential attitude of right-thinking pack members toward the GM during the circle and down-downs (also see Hash Respect).
  • Road Whore: 1) hasher who travels frequently, hashing where he goes; 2) mismanagement member responsible for organizing road trips to other hashes or hash events and encouraging participation in same.
  • Rule: universally-understood tenet of acceptable hash behavior; never called a “rule” but often euphemized as “tradition” or “hash etiquette.”
    • Rule # 1: “There are no rules.”
    • Rule # 2: “See Rule # 1.”
    • Rule # 6: “No poofters!”
  • R-word: euphemism for “race,” “run,” or “rule.”
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  • Self-Appointed Officious Asshole: see Hash God.
  • Shag Bag: bag of dry/warm clothing for use after the hash; see Dry Bag and Hash Bag.
  • Shandy: “lady’s” down-down drink made of beer and ginger ale; most often seen in the UK, New Zealand, and Australia.
  • Shiggy: jungle, thick vegetation, rocks, cliffs, streams, etc; especially mud.
  • Shiggy-Shaggy: mispronounced variation of Ziggy-Zaggy.
  • Shit Trail: a really good trail.
  • Shitty: adjective used to describe a really good trail.
  • Short-Cutting: attempting to short-cut the trail, see Zenning and Ranging; encouraged in some hashes, forbidden in others.
  • Short-Cutting Bastard (SCB): habitual short-cutter.
  • Singapore Back Check (SBC): trail mark* indicating that true trail branched off somewhere between the SBC mark and the previous check.
  • Sixty-Nine: a number fraught with significance.
  • Slutty: general-use adjective used to describe something as strong, robust, or satisfying; opposite of Gay.
  • Song Master: mismanagement member who leads down-down songs and teaches the pack new songs.
  • Sweeper: experienced member of the pack who is assigned to follow hashers on trail to ensure no one gets lost; this function is sometimes performed by a dead hare.
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  • 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.
  • Tradition: euphemism for “rule”; also see Rule # 1.
  • Trail Recce: act of scouting a potential trail; hare practice.
  • True Trail: correct trail leading to the on-in.
  • True Trail Arrow: trail mark* indicating true trail.
  • Trusted Agent: Hound who has been told where the on-in is in case the pack gets lost.
  • Turkey Trail: optional section of trail, normally shorter and easier than the main trail.
  • Turtle Check: see Regroup.
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  • Up-Up: trail mark used to taunt the pack on a hilly trail.
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  • Violation: any infraction of hash etiquette or tradition, on- or off-trail.
  • Violator: he or she who must be punished, normally by down-down.
  • Virgin: first-time hasher; also applied to first-time hare.
  • Virgin Lay: 1) a virgin hare’s first trail; 2) a new kennel’s first hash.
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  • Walkers: infirm, overweight, or elderly hashers.
  • Wanker: literally, a masturbator; in English/Australian use, a sort of “Sad Sack” character; in hash use, an everyday hasher.
  • Wet Bag: variation on Shag Bag, but containing post-trail swimming or hot tub gear.
  • Whinge: whine.
  • Whinger: whiner; see Poofter.
  • Whinging: whining.
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  • X: trail mark* used to indicate a check or intersection.
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  • Yak Circle: a clearly defined circle next to the down-down Box in which all vomitus is deposited.
  • YBF: trail mark* used to indicate a bad or false trail; stands for “You’ve Been Fucked.”
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  • Zenning: striking out cross-country in anticipation of finding the on-in; see Ranging or Short-Cutting.
  • Zicky-Zacky: chant directed toward anyone who screws upin the circle; offender must drink while the pack chants; see Shiggy-Shaggy.
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