Thursday, October 9, 2008

Hobo Code

In the fraternal spirit of the road, hobos have developed a set of symbols to communicate local conditions. Important information concerning things like food and drink, the disposition of the residents, the presence of dogs and police and even the state of the local jail was codified into a universally adopted picture-language. Hobo signs are still used today. Considering the state of the economy, it might be helpful to buff up.

from Fran's Hobo Page


downtown guy said...

I was sort of obsessed with hobo code when I was a kid.

John M. said...

I wish I would have known about it during my hitchhiking days.