Synonyms for hashers or Related words with hashers
Examples of "hashers"
There are several international events, where
from different groups get together to run and socialize, but the most famous is the biennial "Interhash", where
from around the world gather.
are not permitted to give themselves nicknames due to the obvious conflict of interest.
who do so are often renamed by the chapter at the earliest opportunity and with a more offensive name. Similarly,
who do get named and don't like their name may end up being renamed by their chapter, the members of whom may strive to give the complaining hasher an even more offensive or inappropriate name.
verbally in pursuit of an obviously offensive or inappropriate name may intentionally be given a weaker name, such as "freckles."
Hash House Bikers (also known as Bike
, or Bashers) is an international group of non-competitive bicycling, social and drinking clubs. An event organized by a club is known as a Bike Hash or Bash, with participants calling themselves Biker
or Bashers. A Bike Hash, or Bash, is an offshoot of the popular Hash House Harriers running club.
InterHash is a biennial event, the granddaddy of periodic international Hash House Harriers events, where
from different groups get together to run and drink beer.
As of 2006, there were 4 "survivors" -
who have attended every InterHash. The Wolf died on 18 April 2010 during a Hash trail in Frankfurt, Germany, now leaving Philthy Phil, Drainoil and CheeBye.
who have not been named are generally referred to as "Just (Name)", "No Name (Name)" (e.g., "No Name John") or "No Fucking Hash Name John" (NFHN John) or simply Virgin.
often carry horns or whistles to communicate with each other, in addition to verbal communication. Every hash house employs its own set of trail marks and the names for these marks may vary widely, so newcomers or visitors will have the local markings explained to them before the run at a "chalk talk". The most common term is "on-on," shouted by runners to let others know they are on the right trail. A yell of "RU" (pronounced "are you") is a question to other
if they are on trail - it should be responded with either "On-On" or "Looking".
In most chapters, the use of real names during an event is discouraged. Members are typically given a "hash name," usually in deference to a particularly notorious escapade, a personality trait, or their physical appearance. In some chapters the name must be earned - that is,
are not named until they've done something outstanding, unusual, or stupid enough to warrant a name. In other chapters the process is more mechanical and
are named after completing a certain number of events (5-10 being the most common).
Sometimes there is a call to "circle up" - this is a call from a leader for the
to form a circle, be quiet, and pay attention. Circles are called for the "chalk talk", to give news, or for some ceremony such as to thank the hare for the hash.
In addition to Interhash, there are also many regional and continental hash events, such as the InterAmericas, InterAfrica, InterGulf, InterScandi, EuroHash and PanAsia. National hash events, or "nash hashes", primarily bring together
from one particular nation, although visitors from other countries are actively welcomed.
The Hash House Harriers (abbreviated to HHH or H3, or referred to simply as hashing) is an international group of non-competitive running social clubs. An event organized by a club is known as a hash or hash run, with participants calling themselves
or hares and hounds.
Trails may pass through any sort of terrain and
may run through back alleyways, residential areas, city streets, forests, swamps, deep mud ("shiggy") or shopping malls and may climb fences, ford streams, explore storm drains or scale cliffs in their pursuit of the hare.
The host for the next InterHash event is selected by vote of all attending
at an InterHash. Before 2004, voting was done only by club GM (Grand Master/Mistress) or representative attending InterHash at a GM's meeting. The GM's meeting has also been discontinued and replaced by a forum open to all but poorly attended (~100 at Kuching 2010).
Special marks may be used to indicate a false trail, a backtrack, a shortcut, or a turn. The most commonly used mark is a "check", indicating that
will have to search in any direction to find the continuation of the trail. Trails may contain a "beer check", where the pack stops to consume beer, water, or snacks, allowing any stragglers to catch up to the group.
The following year (August 12, 1988), to commemorate the event, the San Diego Hash House Harriers sent “The Lady In Red” an airline ticket to attend the inaugural Red Dress Run. Hundreds of male and female
adorned themselves in red dresses for a spectacle widely covered by California newspapers and TV news. In addressing the crowd, The Lady In Red suggested that Hash House Harriers hold the Red Dress Run annually as an occasion to be used to raise funds for local charities.
occasionally wear specialized clothing on trail or to the closing circles. Common items include thick, knee high socks, commonly referred to as "Shiggy Socks", kilts, or happi coats, with some kennels offered "earned" clothing such as bibs or sashes. Shiggy socks are worn to protect the shins and knees of the wearer from thorns, mud, branches, or whatever else they run through. The hash has its own tartan for their kilts. Custom happi coats, originating out of Japan, are also commonly seen and made to reflect the local kennel.
Hashing originated in December 1938 in Selayang Quarry, Selangor, then in the Federated Malay States (now Malaysia), when a group of British colonial officers and expatriates began meeting on Monday evenings to run, in a fashion patterned after the traditional British paper chase or "hare and hounds", to rid themselves of the excesses of the previous weekend. The original members included Albert Stephen (A.S.) Ignatius "G" Gispert, Cecil Lee, Frederick "Horse" Thomson, Ronald "Torch" Bennett, Eric Galvin, H.M. Doig, and John Woodrow. A. S. Gispert suggested the name "Hash House Harriers" after the Selangor Club Annex, where several of the original
lived and dined, known as the "Hash House".
"Tom Brown's School Days" by Thomas Hughes published in 1857 depicted a meet by the Big-Side Hare and Hounds. Students busily tore up old newspapers copybooks and magazines into small pieces to fill four large bags with the paper ‘scent’. Forty or fifty boys gathered and two good runners were chosen as hares who carried the bags and started across the fields laying the trail. When scent (paper) was located the member of the pack calls "Forward!" -
now call “ON! ON!”. Members of the pack worked together finding scent and straining to keep up.
A "down-down" is a means of punishing, rewarding, or merely recognizing an individual for any action or behaviour according to the customs or whims of the group. Generally, the individual in question is asked to consume without pause the contents of his or her drinking vessel or risk pouring the remaining contents on his or her cranium. Individuals may be recognized for outstanding service, or for their status as a visitor or newcomer. Down-downs also serve as punishment for misdemeanours real, imagined, or blatantly made up. Such transgressions may include: failing to stop at the beer check, pointing with a finger, or the use of real names. Commonly,
who wear new shoes to an event can be required to drink from that shoe.
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