ho-jo

HoJo's

A nickname for Howard Johnson's, a US hotel and restaurant chain popular in the mid-20th century. When I tell my kids my fond memories of going to HoJo's with my parents on summer vacations, all I get in response are blank stares.

ho-jo

verb
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Elaborating on Tigerair Taiwan's business situation, company chairman Chang Ho-jo said the airline had started losing money in the fourth quarter, because people stayed at home to vote in the November 24 local elections.
I mean, trapezoidal signage and Ho-Jo's orange menu binders?
Already various roars that greet the raw are looming up at us through the mist - any victory for the beleagured yard of Robert and Sally Alner, Ho-Jo getting his mojo working and making it the Third World Hurdle with Inglis Drever, or victory for Carruthers and the opportunity for one of sport's mostly deeply appreciative crowds to show John Oaksey, that shining light on a thumbstick, just what they feel for him.
Tidal Bay's fencing isn't flawless, but he is a proven Grade 1 performer and, with reports of Ho-Jo's demise seeming exaggerated, his stamina will be a big asset in an Arkle set to be run at a searching gallop.
It is hard not to warm to Ho-Jo with his ever present flat 'at and look of mild surprise, you never hear a bad word about owner Graham Wylie - not always the case with the unfeasibly rich - and, in Ginni Wright, Inglis Drever has an ebullient and eyecatching groom who is wired to the moon in the nicest possible way.