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 phrases used by Canadian sailors. Written in a dictionary style for ease of reference, it is more an alphabetical legacy of the terminology of a modern sailor’s language in today’s Canadian Navy.
Mark has captured the essence of the words and terminology that is easily enjoyed by any landlubber dreaming of a life at sea. While the master mariner will find this book an excellent resource.
Congratulations Mark, on this wonderful work.
Jackspeak of the Royal Canadian Navy has been published by Dundurn Press for release in October 2018 and can be ordered from your local book retailer or online at: