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A Real Baltimore "Hon"

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Charlene Osborne says she's a Baltimore Hon on the inside, even when she's not in character.
Cathy Duchamp
Charlene Osborne says she's a Baltimore Hon on the inside, even when she's not in character.

Baltimore is fighting over an identity people hold near and dear to their hearts: the Baltimore "Hon." A local businesswoman holds a trademark to the word "hon," and wants to control how and where it's used. But critics say "hon" is something you can't own; it's part of Baltimore's blue-collar culture. Cathy Duchamp heads out to find some real Baltimore Hons, to get a better understanding of the Hon persona.


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