Modern Hobo code

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Modern Hobo code

Modern Hobo code

The legendary “hobo code”was a set of covert markings used to warn other hobos about danger or to clue them into good situations. As times have changed, a new set of code symbols have emerged to alert other hobos to circumstances in modern America. Perhaps you have seen them on your own city streets.

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18 thoughts on “Modern Hobo code

  1. Ben says:

    Though it’s relatively obvious from the content, it should be noted that this humorous “code” is entirely made up by veteran jokester Rob Cockerham. Of course, that doesn’t stop anyone from trying to use it!

  2. zof says:

    I was looking for something educational when I saw the title and I got something retarded. How about blog code like at the end of the title something like. “Modern Hobo code{wasteoftime}”

  3. Phillip Torrone says:

    @zof – please send in your latest projects so we can post those :)

  4. Rob Cockerham says:

    Yeah, I wish someone would have told me what a waste of time the works of William Shakespeare were before I read them.


    I’m on the internet to LEARN. Why can’t someone make an internet which is designed for me?

  5. RevRagnarok says:

    The NSA museum has a display right now actually about hobo codes…

  6. Vincent says:

    I thought it was funny.

  7. Wilson! says:

    @Torrone: Oh, burn!!! Way to come back with the Internet’s version of “oh yeah?” ++++1

  8. zof says:

    Now that was worth the time thanks RevRagnarok

  9. zof says:

    I don’t mean to be hateful I was just POed that day, maybe today too I will be nicer when the holidays are over.

    And PT I lub you man, and everything you’ve done for the community, I will think before I type next time and follow “Moms” rule.

    And I will throw some of my stuff out there when I have the chance(work permitting) to go back and document stuff.

    @Wilson! I lub you too.

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