Jackspeak : A Guide to British Naval Slang & Usage, Hardback

Jackspeak : A Guide to British Naval Slang & Usage Hardback


Jackspeak is a comprehensive reference guide to the humorous and colourful slang of the Senior Service, explaining in layman's termsthe otherwise cryptic everyday language of the Royal Navy, the Royal Marines and the Fleet Air Arm.

Featuring more than 4,000 alphabetical entries, it was compiled by an ex-RM surgeon who spent 24 years in theservice.

With useful cross-references and examples of common usagethroughout, along with excellent illustrations by Tugg, the cartoonistfrom service newspaper Navy News, it is the essential book forcurrent and ex-Navy personnel and their families, or anyone interested in the modern armed forces.

Conway is proud to present a revised and updated edition of this classic volume, which is already acknowledged as the standard reference for every Jack, Jenny and Royal joining the Andrew, or for any civvy who wants a real insight into the unique culture of the Navy.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 544 pages, 200 cartoons by Tugg
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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  • Category: Naval forces & warfare
  • ISBN: 9781844861446



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