Friday, October 31, 2008
Posted by Thomas MacEntee
I stumbled upon this "code" listing today and it brought back memories of the old "hobo code."
The hobo code was a way for one hobo who knocked on a homeowner's door to communicate to future hobo visitors as to the prospects of receiving a meal, clothing or some other item of sustenance.
Marks were usually made in code on a mail box post or on the sidewalk or in some location where they were obvious to other wanderers but in a code which could not be understood by homeowners and others:
Well the Halloween Candy Code has appeared and I keep laughing at some of the codes and the meanings. Take a look and see if you can figure out why some of the symbols were used.