A (Limited) Glossary of Hashing Terminology:
ARE YOU? (RU?): Question shouted by the pack to the FRBs, meaning “Are you on trail?”
A to A: A trail that starts and ends at the same location.
A to B: A trail that ends somewhere other than the start.
AUTO-HASHING: Hitching a ride in the beer truck to the end of trail. A heinous violation of hash etiquette.
CIRCLE: Assembly of Hashers at the beginning and end of trail. Run by the Religious Adviser.
DFL (DEAD FUCKING LAST): The last Hasher to reach a check or the end of trail.
DOWN-DOWN: The act of quickly consuming your preferred beverage.
DOWN-UP (or the REVERSE DOWN-DOWN): The (usually) involuntary act of losing your favorite beverage from the direction it came and usually much more quickly than it went down-down.
DRUNKEN HASHER: The experienced hasher who shepherds a virgin through their first trail.
FRB (FRONT RUNNING BASTARD): Fastest member of the pack. The first Hasher to a check or the end of trail.
HARE: Hasher who lays the trail.
HASH HOUSE HARRIERS: Basically, beer drinkers with a running problem, and people wanting to have a good time. For more info see the Links on the left hand side of the page.
HASH HYMN: Some of the most illustrious lyrics and melodies that man has ever created. (There once was a man from Kent, whose …etc. etc.)
HASH NAME: Nickname bestowed on a Hasher by the kennel.
HOUNDS: The body of Hashers in pursuit of the Hare. See also: Pack.
INTERHASH: Regional, National or International Hash gathering.
KENNEL: Hash House Harriers chapter or club.
LOOKING: Answer to “RU?” indicating that the FRB has not determined if the trail he is following is true or false.
MISMANAGEMENT: Hash officals; sometimes elected, sometimes appointed, sometimes self-appointed.
ON-ON: When you are (or think you are) following the true trail. Shouted by hashers when on trail. Also signified by blowing whistles.
ON-AFTER: A casual gathering following the conclusion of a Hash, most often selected by the Hares.
PACK: Hashers in pursuit of the Hare. See also: Hounds.
SHIGGY: Anything that catches, cuts, trips, or generally sucks to run through. Briars, swamps, creeks, razor-grass, mud, etc. It sucks so good, and we like it!