What Could It Mean?

April 6, 2009


I found our first Hobo Sign in front of our house today. Unfortunately, I do not read hobo, and it does not appear to be any of the documented symbols. Anyone have an idea?

It might be upside down.

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22 Responses to “What Could It Mean?”

  1. Brad Said on:

    It looks like a combination of “keep away” and “get out fast”. Do you think it is a reference to your hard brownies and sugarless cookies?


    • Lloyd Said on:

      Yes, That makes more sense than mine. I was thinking something like, “It is diabolically difficult to transcribe perpendicular lines inside circles here.”


  2. Lauren Said on:

    I thought it was an incomplete exclamation point bunny. Anybody remember those?


  3. Beth Said on:

    I was thinking “turn right here”, “turn left here”, “get out fast”.

    Clearly they have heard there is no heat for warmth at the Sommerer’s house.


  4. Rae Said on:

    Sly cat (closed eyes -- can’t see them) with small smirk looking out window at me from this house. Beware!


  5. Deanne Said on:

    Comin’ out of left field here, but I think one of the neighbor kids took advantage of a little sunshine to do some sidewalk art.


    • Lloyd Said on:

      Boy, that is out of left field. Things must be pretty bad in Washington if you have neighbor kids who have turned to the hobo creed.

      Is there some sort of assistance program that could help them?


  6. Karla Said on:

    I think it’s a hobo crop circle…


  7. Kristi Said on:

    This is what one of the neighbor kids thinks Lloyd will look like once he cuts his hair and trims his beard.


  8. Curt` Said on:

    I think is means “devil inside”



  9. Brady G. Said on:

    I’m pretty certain it says “thank you Lauren for sending the soap nuts to Lark Gurganious.”


  10. Peggy Said on:

    I think it means, ‘I had to plunge this toilet when I used it today…move on to the next house’


  11. Lloyd's Mom Said on:

    Looks like a snowman to me. Someone doesn’t want winter to end.


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