Some folks may refer to him as Hobo


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#2

Back in the Ole’ Century. A Hobo was a guy that would do occasional day labor for some cash, a Bum was a drunk. Hobos and Bums are different.


#3

[quote]JLW wrote:
Some folks may refer to him as Hobo.

I call him Tim.[/quote]

But no one calls him Maurice? Ever? Like, not even once?


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i’ve got some bad news for tim. professor or hobo is a false dichotomy.


#6

Case in point:


#7

A Hobo travels from place to place and works.

A Tramp travels from place to place and doesn’t work.

A Bum doesn’t travel and doesn’t work.


#8

Only when he speaks of the pompousness of love.


#9

A Bindlestiff is a Bum that preys on Hobos.


#10

Hey now – pompatus and other sweet words of epismetology are perfectly cromulent.


#11

It also works as pompousness as well. As in, “love’s so pretentious, let’s just fuck.”


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