Rough man drinking at a barHash Glossary

What the funny words mean

"Are You?": question shouted by the pack to FRBs, meaning "Are you on the trail?"
Back Hare: Hare who remains with the last runners
Bar: Trail mark indicating that the true trail branches off prior to the mark
Beer Check: beverage stop or trail mark indicating a beverage stop
Check Back: same as false trail
Check: Trail mark indicating the true trail must be sought out from the false trails
"Check-it-out": invitation given to the hounds by the hare to find the true trail
Circle: assembly of hashers at trail's end, normally for the purpose of conducting down-downs
Crop busting: Shortcutting across a field
Down-Down: the ceremony of quaffing a beverage (an honour)
Dust: flour, chalk or sawdust used to mark the trail
Eurohash: international hashing event held in Europe
False trail: a short trail terminating in a Bar or Tee sign, see also falsies
Falsie: a false trail
FRB: Front Running Bastard; faster member of the pack.
Grand Mistress: mismanagement member; sometimes used as the title for a female Grand Master.
Grand Master (GM) : mismanagement member; ceremonial leader of the hash
Haberdasher: mismanagement member in charge of T-shirts, hats, mementos, etc
Hash Banker: mismanagement member; the treasurer
Hash Cash: mismanagement member; extracts the run subs from hashers at the run
Hare: hasher who lays the trail
Harriette: female hasher
Hasher: any Hash House Harrier
Hashing: the act of running a hash trail
Hash Horn: mismanagement member; carries a horn or bugle on trail, blows it to encourage and guide the pack
Hare Razor: mismanagement member in charge of lining up hares for future trails
Hash House: the Selangor Club in Kuala Lumpur, meeting place of the Mother Hash
Hash House Harrier: any hasher
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
Hash Master (HM): mismanagement member; responsible for conducting Circles
Hash Mistress: mismanagement member. Generally has no useful function, but it keeps the girlies quiet.
Hash Name: nickname, usually bestowed after a set number of runs or in honour of a notable incident; not used by all hashes
Held Check: trail mark indicating an intersection where true trail may take another direction, but requires hashers to wait until ordered by the hare to 'check it out'
Horrors: hashers' children; a.k.a. Ankle Biters
Hounds: the body of hashers in pursuit of the hare, see also Pack
Interhash: regional, national, or world hash gathering
Knitting Circle: group of harriers or harriettes (usually the latter) who spend more time walking and talking than hashing.
Ladies Check: Harriettes to "check it out"
"Looking": answer shouted by FRB to pack when asked "Are You?", indicating that FRB has lost the true trail.
Live Hare: hare who gets a nominal head (who said head?) start and is pursued by the pack as he lays trail
Mismanagement: hash officials; sometimes elected, sometimes appointed
Mutt: a hasher's dog
Nash hash: a national interhash
Newies: virgin hashers
On On: shouted by FRBs or hounds to indicate they're on trail, sometimes used only to indicate true trail; trail mark indicating true trail
On Sexy: mismanagement member who organises and takes the Minutes of Mismanagement meetings etc
On-Inn: trail's end, also On-In; trail mark indicating proximity to end
Puppies: hashers' children, see Horrors
RA: Religious Adviser/Advisor; mismanagement member normally in charge of blessing the hash and settling disputes over tradition; sometimes in charge of down-down ceremonies
SCB: Short-Cutting Bastard; habitual short-cutter
Receding Hareline: list of future run dates and locations
Scribe: mismanagement member normally in charge of creating 'The Words' page of the website
Shagpile: Hashname for a hasher of extreme intelligence, good looks, sexual prowess but less than moderate fitness; see Liar
Shiggy: thick vegetation, streams, etc; especially mud
Strollers: see knitting circle
'The Words': weekly hash newspaper mainly recounting the events of the last run, written by the Hare(s)
T(ee): Hash mark indicating a section of trail going nowhere, designed to slow down the pack
Tradition: euphemism for "rule"