Some things you might hear on the Hash.
"Are You?" (R U?): question shouted by the pack to FRBs, meaning "Are you on trail?"
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
Beer Check: 1) beverage stop; 2) trail mark* indicating a beverage stop
Chalk Talk: trail instructions for virgin or visiting hashers
Check: trail mark indicating an intersection where true trail may take another direction
"Checking!": answer shouted by FRB to pack when asked "Are You?", indicating that FRB has not determined
whether the trail he's following is true or false
Circle: assembly of hashers at trail's end, normally for the purpose of conducting down-downs
C-word: euphemism for "competition" or "competitive"
Dead Fucking Last (DFL): last member of pack to finish trail, sometimes honored during down-downs (though this goes against the grain of hashing's "non-competitive" ethos)
Down-Down: the ceremony of quaffing a beverage (an honor)
Down-Downs: the ceremony of honoring deserving hashers after the trail
Front Running Bastard (FRB): faster member of the pack, also the one member of the pack who finishes trail first (and is normally "honored" for same, since one should not be competitive)
Hare: hasher who lays the trail
Hash Hymns: Songs, typically scurrilous, silly, obscene, childish or all of the above; usually sung during Circle and for Down-Downs
Harrier and Harriet: male and female hashers
Long-Cutting Bastard (LCB): 1) slower member of the pack; 2) someone who gets horribly lost and comes in late
M-word: euphemism for "marathon"
"On-Back": shouted by FRBs to the pack when FRBs encounter a back check
On-In: 1) trail's end, 2) trail mark indicating proximity to end
On-Off: start of trail
"On-On": 1) shouted by FRBs or hounds to indicate they're on trail, sometimes used only to indicate true trail;
2) trail mark in lieu of a true trail arrow
"On-One" ("On-Two," etc): shouted by FRBs or hounds to indicate the number of flour marks they've seen on an unexplored trail, usually after a check
Pack: hashers in pursuit of the hare, also Hounds
Respect: reverential attitude of right-thinking pack members toward the GM during the circle and down-downs
R-word: euphemism for "race," "run," or "rule"
Shitty: adjective used to describe a really good trail
Short-Cutting: the act of attempting to short-cut the trail
Short-Cutting Bastard (SCB): habitual short-cutter, a title of esteem in most hashes
Violation: any infraction of hash etiquette or tradition, on- or off-trail; since thinking is against the rules, these usually begin with "In my opinion ..." or "It's blatantly clear that ..."
Violator: he or she who must be punished, normally by down-down
Virgin: first-time hasher; also applied to first-time hare
The above information was blatantly stolen from Minneapolis H3 and Bellingham Hash House Harriers. For a more extensive dictionary check out their pages, we're too drunk to type anymore.