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lego12344
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I would just like to say that I saw 5 hobos yesterday, I mean wow. I would like to know THE TRUTH about who saw who many hobos!

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JACKinbigletters
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I have seen three different hobos in my life.

whazup4341
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This is a very rude post, and the correct term would be homeless, if at all you could of at-least got the proper term correct...

Omegap12
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Yea, id prefer the word "homeless", but... yea. I live in the wealthier part of town, (and NO- i am NOT a mean, rich, slob) so i havent seen any round here. But i went into the city recently, where one asked me for money! I didint have any , but yea....

R2D21999
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There are lots of homeless in Cincinnati. I've seen many on the streets. I once saw a family of homeless, it was sad.

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Back when I lived in Montreal there were too many already.
The majority have mental illnesses so it makes them dangerous at time.
A couple years before I moved to the US there were more and more younger ones which is pretty sad.

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This is a very rude post, and the correct term would be homeless


Agreed, calling someone who is financially challenged a "hobo" is really disrespectful. I know the pains of being called a hobo all too well.
whazup4341
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Well, the reason we dont give money to homeless is that we think that their just creatures on the streets and since nobody is giving us money we dont give money to them, its what society is sadly enough, and nobody changes that much, ;_;

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This is a very rude post, and the correct term would be homeless


Technically that's all hobo means, although it generally refers to people who travel around doing odd jobs.
gh0sts
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I've never counted, but I always see at least one homeless person when I go into the city. Certain parts have more than others.

Drink
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i seen a few hobos in person here in my city and im only 20, homeless rate isnt very high here and what there is, are mostly fakers wanting extra money [we caught a woman begging one day and a few days later saw her at a bbq restaurant pigging out with her family]

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Eh, once in a while I see people standing by the highway with signs for food or money or something. Someone I knew wanted to give one some fruit, but the driver wouldn't let us off.

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417.

No, I honestly have no idea, but there are certain corners where newly homeless people will stand with signs that say "anything will help" or some variation of that. It's always the same corners, but it's always a different homeless person.

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I see them off and on, depending on where I am. I wouldn't say most of them are hobos... they are but people who are homeless. When I picture a hobo, I imagine an older guy with dingy clothes, a dingy hat, ripped gloves, a beard and very few teeth... while there are homeless people who look like this, there are just as many who don't!

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When I was driving back from grocery store, I saw a homeless person out on the sidewalk so I decided to give him some of my groceries and 20$

To answer your question I have seen about 10-15

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This is a very rude post, and the correct term would be homeless, if at all you could of at-least got the proper term correct..


r u a hobo?

I live near a major city, so I see my fair share. Nice folk
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