Hobos Are Upstanding Citizens

If you're one of those people who uses the term "hobo" derogatorily, you are an ignorant motherfucker. Allow me to direct your attention to the Hobo Wikipedia page, not only to help clarify things, but because it is also the best article on all of Wikipedia.

Hobos are a good people. Hobos have parades, national conventions, and even a set of ethical codes. Apparently, true hobos are gentlemen who follow laws, constantly look for work, temper their drinking, respect nature, practice good hygiene, and don't molest children.

How dare people lump them into a category with bums and tramps:
A hobo or bo is simply a migratory laborer; he may take some longish holidays, but soon or late he returns to work. A tramp never works if it can be avoided; he simply travels. Lower than either is the bum, who neither works nor travels, save when impelled to motion by the police.

Hobos work! Hobos travel! Bums do neither. If you want to insult a lazy good-for-nothing fella, go ahead and call him a bum, but leave hobos out of it.

(Thanks to Alex for the tip.)

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