JACK SPEAK – 1943

Here is a challenge for you to translate.  The phrase was taken from the All Hands – The Lower Deck of the Royal Navy 1939 and published in Jack Speak 1943.  Thanks Gordon C for the contribution.

ORIGINAL CONVERSATION

“I heard the SKY PILOT talking TO JIMMY THE ONE and THE CUSTARD BOS’UN the other day and they all agreed that it was too bad of the SLOSHY to unhook the CRUSHER’S CAULKER from THE COOLER to get his head down.   THE CHIEF BUFFER has GOT A HOWL on now because he got a BLAST from TORPS, as so many of the part of ship hands were DOINING A NEVER ON the messdecks instead of working on the main derrick”.

TRANSLATION OR WHAT WAS ACTUALLY SAID THE TRANSLATION IS IN ITALICS

“I heard the CHAPLAIN talking TO THE FIRST LIEUTENANT and THE WARRANT COOKERY OFFICER the other day and they all agreed that it was too bad of THE SHIP’S COOK to unhook the REGULATING PETTY OFFICER’s BLANKET from THE CELLS to get his head down. THE CHIEF BOATSWAIN MATE has got a howl on now because he got a TELLING OFF from TORPEDO OFFICE, as so many of the part of ship hands were LOAFING ON the messdecks instead of working on the main derrick”.

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3 Responses to JACK SPEAK – 1943

  1. John Hair ex Gambia 1958-60 says:

    See Jack speak on Amazon £12.95 hard copy or Kindle £8.95 or does this spoil the fun .
    Hope knot. A lot of the words were in common use in my time id Rum Bosun . Jimmy the One I’e first lt

  2. Peter Broom says:

    If you were a true matelot and your squarie had a sprog you would remember all this lingo

  3. Marian Simons says:

    lost me after Sky Pilot (Padre)

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