The following words are today's words on Wednesday.
Heart. Meddling. Primary. Contrary. Mug. Kitchen.
Contrary* to popular belief, the British Royal Navy had it's own peculiar version of the terminology within the English Language called 'Jack Speak'. A book published some time ago. ISBN O - 9514305 - 2 - 1 , in my possession. This book contains 520 pages of alternative naughty sometimes Nautical Expressions.
Listening to a senior sailors conversation would confuse most civilians and raw recruits. The Heart* of 'Jack Speak' was the chatter in a peculiar dialogue after downing a Mug* of one eighth of a pint of rum mixed Two parts Water One Rum.. enough to send one dizzy very quickly..
Meddling* with the English language using alternative words and Primary* expressions such as Hammock being a Banana bedstead and the Kitchen* being the galley was some of the acceptable chatter, but there were thousands of words and of a non palatable nature ; the majority not found in a English dictionary or bible.. Oddly the Royal Navy was called the'ANDREW. , Ask why. and most would know what an 'Admiral Brown was; A Nocangoist. an Atheist.. A Chancre mechanic a Dicdoc,
Nooners, A midday boudoir romp. and of course Nelsons Blood that of Rum.
The expression sailors feared most of all, was; that of "Get your Hat' meaning you were in trouble.
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