A hobo via: dutchb0y
Far be it for me to toot my own horn. But the Gym Class Heroes totally stole my (and Cole Entress') phrase and didn't give me (us) credit for it.
One of the charming thing about adolescent males is their incredible ability to generate homophobic slang. Case in point: "no homo." For those of you not in the know, "no homo" is a phrase you can say after saying something that could be misconstrued as gay so that everyone within earshot knows that you are not, in fact a homosexual. I.e. dang Luis, those pants look good on you, no homo. You see, if the person in the example hadn't said "no homo", the people who were listening to the conversation might have interpreted his statement about Luis' pants to mean he were a homosexual. Ah, the adolescent male.
"No hobo" is similar. When you say something that could be inadvertently taken to mean you wish that you were a hobo, tacking "no hobo" on the end of the sentence lets people know that you do not really wish that you were a hobo. Here are some examples:
Man, I really like these fingerless gloves, no hobo.
Sometimes I like cooking potatoes wrapped in tinfoil in a fire, no hobo.
I really like sleeping on cardboard boxes, no hobo.
It's days like these that make me want to quit my job and hop freight trains, no hobo.
You see, in each of those cases, had the hypothetical person not punctuated those sentences with "no hobo" listeners may have misconstrued their statements to mean that they wished that they were in fact hobos. Alternately, "no hobo" can be used to emphasize that you are not, nor do you wish to be a hobo.
This brings us to the Gym Class Heroes. It has come to my attention that in their song "Home" off the album, "The Quilt" they utter the phrase, "no hobo." To quote the song:
I just don't roll with bums, no hobo
Clearly the Gym Class Heroes are employing the latter usage of "no hobo", emphasizing that they are not hobos. In response to this development Cole said to me "WE ARE SOME PRESCIENT MOTHERFUCKERS". I'm just wondering when we'll get our credit.