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- “Are You?” (RU?)
Question shouted by the pack to FRBs, meaning “Are you on the trail?”
- Back check
Trail mark indicating that back tracking is necessary in order to find the true trail because the true trail branches off prior to the check mark
- Back hare/Sweep hare/Sweeper/checking chicken
Hare who remains with the last runners
- Beer Check
Beverage stop or trail mark indicating a beverage stop
The person that supplies the beer, soda, water, and chips for the hash
Trail mark indicating the true trail must be sought out from the false trails.
Assembly of hashers at trail’s end, normally for the purpose of conducting down-downs
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
Dead Fucking Last, the last person to reach the On-in, opposite of FRB.
The ceremony of quaffing a beverage (an honor)
- False trail
A short trail ended with the Tee sign, three lines, or other mark indicating termination
Fuck Off You Wank: when a member of the hash is sadly leaving or moving out to another place.
Front-Running Bastard: faster members of the pack, or the first to arrive at the on-in.
- Grand Master/Mistress (GM)
Mismanagement member, ceremonial leader of the hash. This term is, in many hashes, given to the Hash Master/Mistress after his tenure.
- Grand Mattress (GM)
Synonym for Grand Mistress.
Mismanagement member in charge of T-shirts, hats, mementos, etc.
Hasher who lays the trail.
- Hare Raiser
Mismanagement member in charge of lining up hares for future trails
- Hash Cash
Mismanagement member; the treasurer
- Hash Flash
Designated photographer for hash events
- Hash Horn
Mismanagement member; carries a horn or bugle on trail, blows it to encourage and guide the pack
- Hash House
The Selangor Club in Kuala Lumpur, meeting place of the Mother Hash
- Hash House Harrier/Harriette
- Hash Name
Nickname, usually bestowed after a set number of runs or in honour of a notable incident; not used by all hashes.
- Hash Trash
Newsletter, usually with reports of previous hashes and a list of upcoming events.
- Hash Shit
Offensive or embarrassing object awarded to a hasher for notable on-trail accomplishments, normally carried by the awardee on subsequent trails until it is awarded to someone else.
The act of running a hash trail
- Held/hold 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’
Children of hashers
The body of hashers in pursuit of the hare, see also Pack
World hash gathering
- Kennel or Chapter
Local Hash Group
- Live Hare
Hare who gets a nominal head start and is pursued by the pack as he or she lays trail
Hash officials; sometimes elected, sometimes appointed
- Nash hash
A national gathering of Hashers
- “On Call”
Shouted in response to “Are you” by a hashers to indicate that while they do not see any trail markings, they are following someone else’s “On On” calls.
- On In / On Inn
Trail’s end, also On-Inn; trail mark indicating proximity to end
- “On On”
Shouted by FRBs or hounds (or hashers) to indicate they are on true trail. Only shouted by a hasher to indicate they see true trail markings. See also “On Call”
- On Sec
Mismanagement member normally in charge of hash rosters, run records, etc
Children of hashers, see “Horrors”
- Receding Hareline
List of up-and-coming hash events, normally printed in the Hash Trash
- Religious Advisor (RA)
Mismanagement member, often in charge of Circle, also in charge of blessing the hash and settling disputes over tradition. Also considered to be responsible for the weather.
Mismanagement member normally in charge of writing The Words
Short-Cutting Bastard: habitual short-cutter
Thick vegetation, streams, etc; especially mud. See also Vertical Shiggy.
- Sweeper see Back hare
Hash newbie; first-time hasher.