Hash Dictionary

HASH TERM

DEFINITION

GRAND MASTER

aka The GM: Leader of the HASH. Installed at the AGM by a process peculiar to Hash, otherwise known as guided democracy.

ON SEC

aka OnSex; Does most of the work, makes sure the Hash keeps its reputation of being disorganised.

HASH CASH

Chief bean counter; makes sure all the money comes in. This position often acquires new houses, cars during its term.

RELIGIOUS ADVISOR

Aka Run Advisor. His job is to give a run critique after the run and generally charge hashers by way of a down-down for misdemeanours they may or may not have committed.

JOINT MASTER

As his name suggests; he’s in charge of all the Hash Runs, especially Joint ones.

WEB MASTER

Looks after all that mystery stuff in the Cloud and sounds very knowledgeable when he talks.

HASH SPLASH

Where would we be without The Splashes?? They’re in charge of the drinks and you would have a dry old argument without them.

HASH FLASH

Takes the ‘porno’ photos, when he remembers the camera, then publishes them on the www (aiming to maximise your embarrassment).

HABERDASH

Ensures everyone has a Hash t-shirt thus not allowing any excuse for nakedness.

SONG MASTER

Singer of dirty ditties.

TRAIL MASTER

Chases possible Hares around trying to trap them into having a run.

HASH HORN

The rowdy one who runs around the streets, blowing his horn, terrorising all the little ones whilst keeping the stragglers on trail.

HARE

This Hasher sets the run and is ultimately responsible for, and accepts, the blame for a foul up.

CO-HARE

Assists the HARE setting the run and goes to ground should there be hounds looking for blood due to a foul up.

ON ON   (Def #1)

OnOn is called at the start to send the hounds on their way. Some change this OnOn call to ‘P_ss Off that way’.

             (Def #2)        

On On is called during the run when the hounds are on trail. Sometimes the hounds miss calling and thus get terribly lost.

             (Def #3)

After the run and a couple of (dozen) social drinks, you call OnOn! (it’s much easier to say than ‘I’m going now’ when in an inebriated state).

FALSE TRAIL

A cunning trap set by the Hare to put innocent hounds off the trail…. the more cunning the better.

ARE YOU?

A CALL FOR HELP!! When a hound is lost and wants to know if someone else is too.

CHECKING

The answer to ARE YOU? When you’re unsure, looking for an arrow, flour or toilet paper (Especially toilet paper if you’ve been lost for a while).

CHECK BACK

The next answer to ARE YOU? You are LOST! You need to go back to the last arrow or bit of trail and start again.

SCB

Short Cutting Bastard: a term of endearment for the non-conformists who find it hard keeping to the ‘straight and arrow’.

   

SHIGGY

The sloppiest part of the run – usually swamp, mus and water.

RULES

There are NO rules in HASH!!!

THE CIRCLE

The raucous gathering after the run where no one listens to what’s being said. Rule of the Circle: Never let the truth get in the way of a good story.

   

THE BELL

The recipient of the ‘Bell has usually acted in a manner unbecoming to most intelligent Hashers. Again the above rule can cause misjudgement.

CHARGE

An allegation made in the circle where one Hasher suggests another Hasher has broken the rules (see definition above for Rules)

DOWN DOWN

Your reward for a good run, bad run, birthday, 'clever' comment, insightful remark or just due to the above rule, yet again! Splash is sculled without stopping or the left over is poured on your head.