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A Guide to British Naval Slang and Usage
by Rick Jolly

This entertaining and amusing book is a comprehensive guide to the humorous and colourful slang of the Senior Service, explaining, in layman’s terms the 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 the service. With useful cross-references and examples of common usage throughout, along with excellent illustrations by Tugg, the cartoonist from service newspaper Navy News, it is the essential book for current and ex-Navy personnel and their families, or anyone interested in the modern armed forces. First published in 1989, this is an updated edition of this classic volume, which is already acknowledged as the standard reference for anyone who wants a real insight into the unique culture of the Navy.

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