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Bad water

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Bad water

A hobo symbol that signifies water not to be drink.

To cope with the difficulty of hobo life, hobos developed a system of symbols, or a code. Hobos would write this code with chalk or coal to provide directions, information, and warnings to other hobos. Some signs included "turn right here", "beware of hostile railroad police", "dangerous dog", "food available here", and so on.

Graphical characteristics:
Symmetric, Open shape, Monochrome, Contains both straight and curved lines, Has no crossing lines.

Category: Hobo signs.

More symbols in Hobo signs:

A hobo is a migratory worker or homeless vagabond—especially one who is penniless. The term originated in the Western (probably Northwestern) United States around 1890. Unlike "tramps"—who work only … read more »

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