WEBSITES\HOBOPAGE\hobosigns. Hobo Signs These Hobo Signs below, plus a large glossary of Hobo Terms are available in printed form in my book "The American Hoboes" "Riders of the Rails".
For information about this book, and how to acquire a copy, email me by clicking on the button below. email Fran For more fabulous, informative Hobo information use these links.There are none better on the entire internet. There may be one or more signs that give the same message or, at times, there may be slightly different meanings for a sign. More Hobo/Tramp Signs With so much Hobo and tramp history unrecorded all we can do is draw the best conclusions from what we are able to put together from bits and pieces of old documents that can still be found so, from my own experience, and studies, I believe these are tramp signs.
Key to Hobo / Tramp Signs Below. Understand Canadian Slang. Edit Article Slang Cheat SheetsUnderstanding Canadian Slang Edited by Ted, Ben Rubenstein, Melodie R, KnowItSome and 78 others In Canada we have enough to do keeping up with two spoken languages without trying to invent slang, so we just go right ahead and use English for literature, Scotch for sermons and American for conversation. -- Stephen Leacock Although Canadians are influenced far more by Americans than they want to admit, Canadians have their own words that have no literal translation in any other language.
Note that not all Canadians use all of these terms. Ad Steps Understanding Canadian Slang. The Best of British - The American's guide to speaking British... Ace - If something is ace it is awesome.
I used to hear it a lot in Liverpool. Kids thought all cool stuff was ace, or brill. Aggro - Short for aggravation, it's the sort of thing you might expect at a football match. In other words - trouble! There is sometimes aggro in the cities after the pubs shut! All right? Anti-clockwise - The first time I said that something had gone anti-clockwise to someone in Texas I got this very funny look. Any road - Up north (where they talk funny!!) Arse - This is a word that doesn't seem to exist in America.
Arse about face - This means you are doing something back to front. Arse over elbow - This is another way of saying head over heels but is a little more descriptive. Arse over tit - Another version of arse over elbow, but a bit more graphic! Arsehole - Asshole to you. Arseholed - Drunk! As well - You chaps say also when we would say "too" or "as well". Ass - Your backside, but mostly a donkey! Baccy - Tobacco. Biggie - This is unusual. Bogey - Booger. 10 Insulting Words You Should Know. There is a crisis of insults on the Web.
On one hand, the volume of flames is very high yet the quality is poor. Gone are the days of the razor-sharp wit of Oscar Wilde and Winston Churchill*, only to be replaced by a string of four letter words typed in ALL CAPS by n00bs (the latest of which is “FAIL”, itself a failure of coming up with a more scathing insult, if you think about it). *For example:"Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go," says Oscar Wilde.George Bernard Shaw wrote to Winston Churchill, "I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play; bring a friend....if you have one.
" And Churchill wrote back, "Cannot possibly attend first night, will attend second......if there is one" Well, it’s hard to teach wit - but all of us can learn the next best thing: the approximation of it by obfuscation, i.e. using big, difficult, and obscure words. 1. Analysis: We have the English to thank for this word. 2. Definition: To spray with poo. 3. 4. Nbsp; 5. Silva Rhetoricae: The Forest of Rhetoric. IdiomSite.com - Find out the meanings of common sayings.