Last week I came across a note of clarification on thesuraus.com that I thought was worth mentioning to my twitter folks.
From Thesaurus.com: a hobo is a migratory worker who likes to travel, a tramp travels without working, and a bum does not travel or work.
— JRD Skinner (@JRDSkinner) May 19, 2011
Of course, these days tramp has a bit of a different connotation, which got me thinking. If other minorities can take back their misappropriated or abusive names, (I’m looking at you, my queer and/or black friends,) then why not tramps?
Today I unveil the “Take Back The Tramp” campaign.
Phase one – know your tramp.
This is a tramp:
This is a woman of questionable morals:
This is a real “tramp stamp”:
This is just a terrible idea: