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Discussion in 'General Freemasonry Discussion' started by Ripcord22A, Apr 9, 2015.

  1. Ripcord22A

    Ripcord22A Site Benefactor

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    Is it a PHA thing to refer to other MM as square? Ive never experienced it till i joined this board......more so it seems those from "clandestine" lodges are the ones that say it......thoughts?
     
  2. mrpierce17

    mrpierce17 KOP Council director / Lodge instructor Premium Member

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    I have heard this phrase used by both PHA & Non-PHA mason, it is a common phrase used by masons in the US. as far as it being a clandestine thing this is the first time I heard of that ???
     
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  3. David N.

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    I have only seen it online, used by PH Masons. I've never heard it in real life.
     
  4. BroBook

    BroBook Premium Member

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    First started hearing it maybe ten years ago, I think it is a undercover way of seeing if you know what you wearing.
     
  5. Glen Cook

    Glen Cook G A Cook Site Benefactor

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    A common phrase? I've not heard it.
     
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  6. Bro. Stewart P.M.

    Bro. Stewart P.M. Lead Moderator Emeritus Staff Member

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    I have heard it before, mostly from the PHA side of TX Masonry. Never bothered me to hear it, once I got used to hearing it.

    Just another friendly way of greeting another Brother, that exposes nothing and recognizes the Fraternal connection.
     
  7. Ripcord22A

    Ripcord22A Site Benefactor

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    I doesnt bother me either. Ive only heard it on here and noticed that mostly those that say it seem to be from 4letter pha lodges
     
  8. Warrior1256

    Warrior1256 Site Benefactor

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    Never heard this before.
     
  9. Bro. Stewart P.M.

    Bro. Stewart P.M. Lead Moderator Emeritus Staff Member

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    I don't believe that it's only limited to a specific group. There is a mixed bag of Masonic grouped Brethren at my work, it is most certainly mainstream & irregular PHA related.
     
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  10. Ripcord22A

    Ripcord22A Site Benefactor

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    Thanks Bro Stewart
     
  11. Mike Martin

    Mike Martin Eternal Apprentice Premium Member

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    Do you mean "On the Square" rather than just "square"?

    If yes it is very common on both sides of the Atlantic, as we all tend to meet and sometimes part on the Square.
     
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  12. Ripcord22A

    Ripcord22A Site Benefactor

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    No i mean "Square"....look through the forum there alot of PHA brethren from both regular and recognized and clandestine lodges that say things like "thanks Square"
     
  13. brother josh

    brother josh Registered User

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    Hear it often been called it a time or two by regular and irregular
     
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  14. Warrior1256

    Warrior1256 Site Benefactor

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    So.....what does it really mean when someone says "Hello Squire"? Am not at all familiar with this.
     
  15. mrpierce17

    mrpierce17 KOP Council director / Lodge instructor Premium Member

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    Just another way to say hello from one brother to another travel long enough and you will hear it
     
  16. amaya14

    amaya14 Registered User

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    I will keep my ear open for this phrase, this is my first time reading about
     
  17. mrpierce17

    mrpierce17 KOP Council director / Lodge instructor Premium Member

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    Funny how a phrase/word I have seen used in many Doo-wop movies ,and has probably been around far before then to describe a upright rule abiding person ,could have found its way in to a noble and honorable fraternity such as ours ,and then like so many things lost in time and translation disappeared. It blew my mind when I thought about it after becoming a Mason .
     
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  18. amaya14

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    I just realized that I have heard the square word outside the Masonic world. In my military career I always heard of this word but I just realized it was just to keep me in the same level as everyone else.

    This is great education.
     
  19. Travelling Man91

    Travelling Man91 Registered User

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    I've never seen or heard of a "4 letter" Prince Hall lodge. If I'm not mistaken, Prince Hall Affiliated are all F&AM. I could be wrong though.
     
  20. Travelling Man91

    Travelling Man91 Registered User

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    Although it is more common among Prince Hall Affiliated brothers, all it means is they recognize you are a mason. Another way of saying "hello brother"
     
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