Jackspeak is a comprehensive reference guide to the humorous and colourful slang of the senior service explaining in laymans termsthe otherwise cryptic everyday language of the royal navy the royal marines and the fleet air arm featuring more than 4000 alphabetical entries it was compiled by . Jackspeak a guide to british naval slang and usage do you know what it means to spin a dit or face a drop of roughers discover the fascinating lingo that is royal navy speak wordplay by rick jolly with comic illustrations by tugg. Pin your ears back landlubbers you might walk the walk but its time you learned to talk the talk here follows a brief selection of some of the terms in common use in her majestys royal navy the finest body of fighting men to ever run off without paying for their taxi dedicated to jack and ro. Are we sitting comfortably boys and girls then uncle jingles will begin its time for the letter c charlie c126 the least popular of pussers many pieces of paperwork the report of stores lost stolen or damaged cabbage hat green beret see also cherryberry cake and arse party jacks term for any state of total disorganisation often qualified with the adjective real. Jackspeak a guide to naval language which has become mainstream the royal navy is the oldest organised fighting service in the world and those of us with british ancestors would more than likely have a sailor somewhere in the family tree be he with the rn or the merchant marine such as the east india company
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