Mudcat Café message #1349952 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #76279   Message #1349952
Posted By: Uncle_DaveO
07-Dec-04 - 11:28 AM
Thread Name: Riding the freights
Subject: RE: Riding the freights
It's worthwhile, I think, to distinguish among the words "bum", "tramp", and "hobo".

Many years ago I read an interview with "the king of the hobos", whose name, after all these years, I forget. I probably don't have the exact words, but in essence he said:

"A hobo will work, and move on.

"A tramp will bum, and move on.

"A bum will just bum."

Dave Oesterreich