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

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Pull up a bollard and get to know the colourful language of the Royal Canadian Navy.

Do you ever get channel fever so bad only a great homeward bounders will cure you? Have you ever met Tug Wilson the brass pounder, Dusty Miller the blanket stacker, or Nobby Clark the stoker?

From aback to ZizEX, the second edition of Jackspeak of the Royal Canadian Navy gives readers a chan
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Kindle Edition, 2nd edition, 344 pages
Published October 6th 2018 by Dundurn
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Ever hear the phrase, “They talk like a sailor.” A sailor has their own language and “cursing like a sailor” is not the banter that we have come to stereotype with this old and noble profession.

Through time and tradition these brave souls who go down to the sea in ships have developed a colourful language of their own and like any form of modern language it is still changing and evolving.

Jackspeak of the Royal Canadian Navy by Mark Nelson has captured this mysterious repertoire of words and phr
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::: Canadian Navy Biography :::
Mark Nelson developed a love for the language and lifestyle of the Canadian Navy over his 26-year naval career. First putting on the uniform on Canada Day (July 1st) 1980, at HMCS CHIPPAWA, Winnipeg, he trained as a Radar Plotter and later as a Naval Combat Information Operator. After 26-years of service, serving in almost every platform the Navy owned, plus differen
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