The Half-Mind Hashing Dictionary is provided for the benefit of virgins and newcomers, but should also prove to be of use to traveling hashers, who frequently hear new and foreign expressions. If you have favorite or unusual hash words or phrases to contribute to this list, please contact us.
Back Check (BC): trail mark* indicating that runners should turn around and retrace their path while looking for true trail, which branched off somewhere before the BC; sometimes accompanied by a number indicating the number of marks the pack should go back before looking for true trail.
Bad Trail (BT): 1) a section of trail which goes nowhere; 2) trail mark* indicating the end of a BT; see Blow Job, False Trail, YBF.
Bag Wagon: see B-Van.
Balls Check: trail mark* indicating a check or intersection which must be solved by male hashers before the pack can proceed.
Bash: bicycle hash.
Basher: bicycle hasher.
Bashing: hashing by bicycle.
Beer: hashing beverage of choice; see Piss.
Beer Angel: 1) hasher who drives the beer to the on-in; 2) hasher who fills pitchers with beer during down-downs.
Beer Bitch: harriette who fills pitchers with beer during down-downs.
Hare: hasher who lays the trail; see Live Hare, Dead Hare.
Hare Arrow: trail mark*, normally means "true trail," but not always.
Hare Raiser: mismanagement member in charge of lining up hares for future trails.
Harrier: 1) any hasher, male or female; 2) a male hasher.
Harriette: female hasher.
Hash: 1) the Hash House Harriers, as in "I run with the hash"; 2) an individual kennel, as in "I run with the New York Hash"; 3) the actual event, as in "I saw my mates at the hash"; 4) trail marks*, as in chalk, flour, or paper.
Hash Bag: bag of dry clothes and other post-trail necessities; see Shag Bag.
Hash Cash: 1) mismanagement member; the treasurer; 2) financial resources of the hash.
Hash Crier: mismanagement member; calls other members to let them know when and where runs will start.
Hash Devil: mismanagement member; in some hashes, the person in charge of down-downs or singling hashers out for violations; see Couth Monger.
Hasher: any Hash House Harrier.
Hash Etiquette: euphemism for "rule"; see Rule # 1.
Hash Flash: hash photographer.
Hash God: see Self-Appointed Officious Assholes.
Hash Haberdasher: mismanagement member in charge of procuring and selling T-shirts, hats, mementos, etc.
Hash Harlot: mismanagement member, often a female religious adviser; meaning varies between kennels.
Hash Horn: mismanagement member; carries a horn or bugle on trail, blows it to encourage and guide the pack.
Hash House: 1) the Selangor Club in Kuala Lumpur, meeting place of the Mother Hash; 2) any hash hangout, usually a bar or pub.
Hash House Harrier: see Hasher.
Hash House Harriers (HHH or H3): 1) hashers; 2) the hash.
Hash House Horrors: 1) hashers' children; 2) a childrens' hash (as in Java Hash House Horrors).
Hash Hymn: song sung by the pack during down-downs; see International Hash Hymn.
Hashing: the act of running a hash trail or attending a hashing event.
Hash-l: international e-mail list for hashers (click here for subscription instructions).
Hash Master: mismanagement member; see Grand Master.
Hash Name: nickname, sometimes unsavory or indelicate, usually bestowed on a harrier or harrierette by the grand master, mismanagement, or the circle after a set number of runs or in honor of a notable incident; not used by all hashes.
Hash Olympics: games played during interhashes, usually involving drinking; can involve debauchery.
Hash Quack: mismanagement member in charge of administering first aid to injured hashers.
Hash Respect: paying attention during down-downs or the circle (also see Respect).
Hash Scribe: mismanagement member normally in charge of writing the hash trash.
Hash Shit (Hash-It, 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; sometimes also used as a nickname for the awardee.
Hash Trash: newsletter containing writeups of past runs and announcements of upcoming events.
Hash Time: an erratic measure of a precise phenomena; if a hash is scheduled to start at 2:00 pm, the actual start may be 2:17, 2:29, 3:07, or even later.
Hat: in most hashes, not to be worn while doing down-downs.
Hounds: the body of hashers in pursuit of the hare, see Pack.
HUYA: hash shit-like award, normally a toilet plunger; acronym stands for "head up your ass."
Pack Arrow: mark left by a member of the pack indicating direction taken; follow at your own peril.
Paper: substance used to mark trail; see Chalk, Flour.
Pelican Drinking: drinking another hasher's vomit; extreme form of debauchery borrowed from rugby.
Phantom Hare: secret (unannounced) hare.
Photo Hash: theme hash where hares leave photographs on trail to tell the pack where to go next; a variation is the "Clue Hash," where hares leave written clues for the pack.
Pick-Up Hash: hash where the hare is chosen at the last minute, usually through drawing lots; head starts are shorter and the hare is expected to be caught often (the hound catching the hare becomes the next hare, and so on).
Piss: see Beer.
Piss Off: phrase meaning "go away," "get fucked," etc.
Piss-Up: drinking session, party.
Piss Wagon: see B-Van.
Player: obnoxious asshole; see Poofter.
Poofter: literally, a homo; in hash use, 1) a homo; 2) anyone not welcome at the hash (see Rule # 6); 3) a poseur; 4) a person who hangs around the hash but isn't really a hasher; 5) a major whinger; 6) a non-contributor in general; 7) a "player"; 8) a hasher who stops at a check and waits for other hashers to solve it before proceeding.
Poofterism: behavior associated with poofters.
Pre-Lay: act of laying the trail or sections thereof before the hash; sometimes a violation, sometimes not, depending on kennel traditions; like masturbation, widely practiced but seldom admitted.
Private Party: act of participating in a non-circle conversation, thereby showing disrespect to the GM during down-downs.