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Pusser's speak / Jack speak

Have I missed any? If so, please post them... many thanks


A
Aimer A military driver
Anchor Faced To be totally intoxicated by the Royal Navy
Ankle biters Children
The Andrew The Royal Navy
B
Bang-box The gun turret (on big ships)
Bag-rat Packed lunch invariably containing salt & vinegar crisps and a can of bitter lemon!
Bandy A Musician
Bandy The Bandmaster of a Band
Banjo A sandwich, usually egg or bacon
Banyan An impromptu beach party
Barracks A military camp and the Royal Marines mess deck on board ship
Belay To cease doing something, cancel what you were told
Bezzy Best as in "Bezzy oppo"
Bish Chaplain or Padre
Bite To fool somebody into doing or believing something stupid
Bivvy Bivouac. A temporary shelter in the field, usually made from branches, foliage and a personal poncho
Bimble To walk at a casual pace
Bin liner job Very ugly gronk who requires a bin liner to cover her entire body
Black maskers Thick black masking tape that is the all in one answer to service DIY
Bone A stupid thing to do or a stupid person
Bonedome Helmet (climbing or Kevlar)
Bootneck A Royal Marine
Boss The Director of Music
Brag-rags Medal ribbons
Brown job Army
Bugles A Bugle Major, a collection of Musical Instruments
Bunting tosser Signaller of any rank
Buzz A rumour, sometimes true though usually not
BZ Bravo Zulu - well done usually sent on a signal
C
Chad valley Describes a piece of equipment that is prone to failure
Chad as yer dad See Chad Valley
Chateau Crappers Wine, preferably cheap, always nasty
Charlie-G The Carl Gustav 84mm anti-tank weapon
Chief Loafer Chaplain or Padre
Chins Hard luck
Chin straps Tired, "I'm on my chinstraps"
Chippy A carpenter
Chit Request form
Chop-chop Move quickly
Church key A bottle opener
Civvy Civilian
Club swinger PTI (Physical Training Instructor)
Cockie Cockroach
Colonel / Colonel Gaddafi The NAAFI shop
Colours / Colour Stripey Colour Sergeant
Corps pi$$ed To be totally intoxicated by the Royal Marines
Crabby Dirty
Crash out Go to sleep
D
Damager NAAFI manager, always a civvy, even in war-time
Dark and Dirty Pusser's rum and Coke
Devil Dodger Chaplain or Padre
Dhoby - Dhobi To have a wash or wash your clothes
Dhoby dust Washing powder
Dhoby marks Rank badges
Dhoby run A trip to the launderette
Dhoby waller Person who gets pinged to do the Dhoby
Dig out, Dig out Blind To make an all out effort
Dipped To miss out on something: To dip out
Dip stick Idiot
Dit Story
Doc A Doctor, Medical assistant or any sick bay staff
Dockyard omelette/Pizza Vomit
Dockyard tortoise Cornish pastie (oggie)
Dog watch Two 2 hour watches to equalise the roster, also a derogatory term for short length of service
Doofer A bit that goes on something
Double-bagger A particularly ugly woman or man: Put a bag on your own head in case the one on theirs falls off
Drip To moan incescently, usually a sign that the troop are happy
Dropping a sprog To give birth to a baby
Drummy The Drum Major of a band
Duff any pudding
Duffer Someone who is Bone/stupid
Duty Beauty Duty person
E
Egyptian PT A nap in the afternoon where you get into bed and adopt the position of a Pharaoh
Endex the order given to end an exercise or end it early, also used to halt a conversation, lesson or activity
Eric the red Rust on a weapon
Essence Gorgeous woman or man
F
Fang farrier Dentist
Fast back Taxi
Fat knacker A not very fit person
Father Ship's captain
Flag flapper Signaller
Flannel Waffle, Bull
Flapping Panicking, (Flapping around like a headless chicken)
Flat Open space between mess decks on board ship
Foo Foo Pusser's foot powder
G
Galley The Junior Ranks Dinning Hall
Gash Rubbish
Gash-hand One who is left over after the working party has been detailed off
Gen The truth, genuine
Gen dit Genuine story
Gig A band engagement
Gizzit Any item that might be worth having that someone else no longer needs
Gizzit Presents brought back from a trip "Oh, I like that... gizzit"
Gobbling rods Knife fork and spoon
Globe & Buster The Corps Crest also the journal of the Royal Marines The Globe and Laurel
God Squad Chaplain or Padre
Gongs Medals
Gonk bag sleeping bag
Gonking Nodding off, snoozing
Goffers 1) Cold fizzy drinks 2) A big wave 3) to punch someone
Go Outside To leave the Corps
Grease Pit Washing up duty
Green Naive, gullible, not very knowledgeable
Green lid Green Beret
Green rub rotten job/duty, to be seen off
Grey funnel line Ships of the Royal Navy
Grippo Someone who latches on to a free run ashore, drink or a meal. Usually in a foreign port
Gronk An ugly woman
Grot Your room in the accommodation
Gulpers A quantity of drink somewhere between 'Sippers' and 'Sandy Bottoms'
Guz Plymouth, from the WW1 radio ID letters for the port GUZ
H
Hanging out Mental or physical tiredness, exhausted
Hank / Hank Marvin Starving
Harry Used before certain words to increase their magnitude e.g. "Harry Icers", "Harry Roughers"
Heads Toilets, from the old sailing ships where the toilets were directly beneath the figure head
Honkers Hong Kong
Honking Very dirty
Hoofing Fantastic, brilliant
Horse box The Sergeants Mess on board ship
I
Icers Very cold
In the rattle In serious trouble
J
Jack / Jolly Jack A sailor
Jack dusty Royal Navy supply rating
Jenny A female sailor (comes from Jenny Wren (WRNS))
Jimmy the one First Lieutenant
Joe RM commanding officer on board ship
K
KFS Knife fork & spoon
Kit muster A personal kit inspection, also describes vomiting
L
Lash up To treat someone, also describes a cock-up
Limers Lime juice or any none fizzy cordial
Loafing Hanging around aimlessly, to leave something out that should be put away
Lovats Royal Marines number 2 uniform
M
Make and mend Early finish on Wednesday or Friday afternoons
Mankey Dirty
Minging Very drunk
MUFTI Civilian clothing
N
Neaters Undiluted pusser's rum, difficult or hard
Nelson's blood Rum
Nod A recruit in training
Nutty Sweets and chocolate
O
Oggin The sea or any stretch of water
Old Joe Captain in charge of RM detachment on board ship
Old man Captain of the ship
Oppo Friend, Buddy
Outside Life after leaving the Corps
P
Paraffin pigeon Helicopter
Party Girlfriend
Pash Girlfriend/Boyfriend
Pavement pizza Vomit
Percy Percy pongo, someone from the Army
Phys PT of any form
Picturise To put in the picture, informed, to receive an explanation
Pig Officer, (see also Rupert, Rodney)
Piglets Midshipmen
Pig sty Officers Mess
Pinged To be spotted, to be picked for a particularly dirty job
Pipe Used on naval ships in place of the bugle, also the tannoy system on board ship
Piso Careful with money, tight
Pit Bed, bed space or bunk
Planters Polo/smart shirt and trousers
Pompey Portsmouth
Pongo Anyone from the Army, 'Where the army goes the pong goes
Poltice Walloper Medical Assistant
Power nap A short intense sleep when a short time is allowed i.e. on a coach to a gig, after or before a field exercise
Proffed Goods acquiring by dubious methods from the establishment rather than another marine
Pusser The Royal Navy/Royal Marines
Pusser's charger/chariot service issue bike
Pusser's planks service issue Skis
Q
Quaffer Posh sounding officer
Queens Used to convince someone that you are not getting them on a bite
R
Rabbits Presents or souvenirs
Racing snake A very fast runner
Redders Very hot
Rembranted To be put in the picture
R.M.R. Royal Marines Reserves, see rubber daggers
Rock ape A member of the RAF Regiment
Rodney Officer
Roughers Stormy weather
Rubber dagger A Royal Marines Reservist
Rug rats Children
Run Ashore To go out for a few drinks, a night out
Rupert Officer, (see Pig, Rodney)
S
Sad on To be unhappy or annoyed
Sandy bottoms To drain the whole glass/can or bottle
Scab Lifter Medical Assistant
Scran Food or a meal (Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner)
Scran bag A scruffy individual who looks like his clothes have never been ironed
Scran bag Also a collection point for loose bits of kit on a ship. A small fine is paid before retrieval
Sea daddy An experienced Marine or sailor who looks after a younger recruit to show him/her the ropes
Secure To finish for the day or after a watch
Sick Bay Royal Navy Medical Centre
Sick Bay Ranger Someone who spends a lot of time off sick
Sin bosun Chaplain or Padre
Sippers A sip of a drink
Sky Pilot Chaplain or Padre
Slug Sleeping bag
Sneaky Beaky A member of the SBS or Special Forces
Snotty Historic nickname for a midshipman in the Royal Navy
Snurgle To sneak or creep on out of sight
Sods opera A show that is put on by the ships company or unit to entertain themselves
Soup Jockey Officers Steward or Ward Room Attendant
Spin To tell or explain as in 'Spin a dit'
Sprog A child
Standeasy A tea break taken during the morning and the afternoon
Sticks or Sticky Blue Royal Marines bugler
Strawberry/Raspberry Mivvy Civilian
Stripey Sergeant
Sweating neaters To be worried
T
Three badger A Marine with 3 good conduct stripes
Threaders To be seriously upset
Tubbin Thumb up bum brain in neutral
U
Uckers A game loosely based on ludo
Up Homers
Invited round to someone's house for a meal or drinks
V
W
Waggon A lorry
Wardroom Officers mess on board ship or in a Naval establishment
Weather guesser The met officer on board ship, also known as Professor Fog
Wet A drink
Winger A close friend
Wooly pully The green issue jumper
X
Y
Yaffle To eat
Yaffling irons/spanners Knife, fork and spoon
Yeti A spectacular crash while skiing or to fall over
Yodel in a bucket Vomit also Pavement pizza, dockyard omelette and technicolor yawn
Yomp To force march with a heavy load
Yonks A long time.
Yoyo A young officer in training
Z
Zap To shoot or be shot
Zeds/(ZZZZZZZZ's) To get some sleep
Zulu Greenwich meantime, also Z company, 45 Commando Royal Marines
admin

Many thanks to Aaron the Ardvark for Gopping
and to an old ex 3 badge GD marine for these little chestnuts:

Egyptian PT, was the old bootneck terminoligy for ZZZZZZZZZ
Chinese Wedding Cake........Rice Pudding
Dockyard Cavalry......another nick-name for Ships Marines
Neptunes Bodyguard......Same above
One eyed steak.......kippers.
Mudhook.....The Anchor
Gannet......Any individual with an appetite for food


any more?
Philstoker

Ring Dhobi - Well ??
Divs - Good (devine)
Nelsons eye - Jammie Dodger
Pussers threes - 3 pack of biscuits
Scud - Adult magazine
Brown hatter - A homosexual
Rats - A ugly female
Wren Repellent - Aftershave
Safeguard - swear a dit is true
All clips - As above
Co-admin

Cheers Phil... I'll get them added
Hornblower

Steamed up - to lose one's cool.
lesbryan

ROUND THE BOUY (go for seconds)
lesbryan

sandy bottoms
lesbryan

SŁ$T ON A RAFT
sticky blue

Chicken on a raft - Egg on toast
Baby's heads - Individual steak and kidney puds
Chocker - Pi$$ed off
Mr Bass Trombone

Spithead Pheasants. Kippers. S&$% on a Raft. Kindeys on Toast.
Jewish Kit Muster. This goes back to the days of Fortnightly pay in the days when you anchored of Spithead(etc) when we didnt have enough to all go ashore so we pooled our cash and had a mess draw to see who and how many went. The rest stayed on board and drank our three cans per man per day perhaps.
Mr Bass Trombone

Singers. Singapore. Honky Fid anther one for Hong Kong. Egyptian AFOs, grubby little books containing (very) naughty stories.
Mr Bass Trombone

Bubbly Bosun. One who collected and issued the Rum. Rum Rat. One who couldnt get enough of the said liquid. Cooks. Persons responsible for the cleaning of the Mess Deck area, and in the days of providing our own tea etc making the brew at the correct times.
Mr Bass Trombone

Last one for today A Skivver. A lazy BŁ$&%"*
Mr Bass Trombone

Sorry two more Sticky Blue a Burgalar, and one surely must never forget the JOSH MAN. MASTER AT ARMS.
lesbryan

SPOTTED DICK current pudding
Mr Bass Trombone

Spotted Dick

If it was with custard, it may have been a bad run ashore, and no ToT Aghhhhhhhhh.
Mr Bass Trombone

Chopper a Helicoptor, or a male appendage.
sticky blue

Mr Wippy - use your imagination
lesbryan

SHITERS very drunk
MrJpig

lesbryan wrote:
SPOTTED DICK current pudding


Very topical LES

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