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Jackspeak of the Royal Canadian Navy: A Glossary of Canadian Naval Terminology

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On a sailor's first day in the Navy, they are plunged into a strange world where the walls are bulkheads and the floors are decks. Initially, the jargon can be confusing to newcomers, especially when it's noticed that there is more than one term for a given situation. For example, a lazy person can be called a "skiver," "skate" or be described as "swinging the lead." A sailor might sleep in a "pit," "cart" or "rack," but only occasionally in a bunk. As well, there are nuances that must be learned. You might call a ...

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Jackspeak of the Royal Canadian Navy: A Glossary of Canadian Naval Terminology
2014, Mark Nelson

ISBN-13: 9780973282535

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