In the Royal Navy, the tradition and modern technology go hand in hand. Throughout training you will be taught the technology applicable to your branch of preference and also some Naval Traditions. A strong part of the Naval traditions is the naval terminology. A venacular, peculiar to the Royal Navy and Royal Marines, which as evolved and developed over many, sometimes hundreds of years, sometimes called or referred to as Seamen like language or "Jackspeak". On joining the Royal Navy you will be hearing words, terminology and phrases which you do no understand. Don't worry, you will quickly become familiar with these and listed below are just a few to help you on your way. r: The Pusser/Pussers - The Royal Navy/of the Royal Navy WO/Warrant Officer - Addressed as "Sir" CPO/Cheif Petty Officer - Addressed as "Chief" PO/Petty Officer - Addressed as "PO" Killick/Leading Hand - Addressed as Leader, Leading Hand or Hookey Clubswinger/Clubs - Physical Training Instructor Divisonal Officer - Your "Boss" Senior Rates - Term for Warrant Officers, Chiefs and Petty Officers Junior Rates - Term for Leading Hands and below Matelot (Pronounced MATLOW) - A Sailor/Naval Raiting Class Leader - A selected member of your class Call the Hands - Means "Get out of bed" Clean Ship/Cleaning Stations - Sweeping/Mopping/Scrubbing - Prepare for Rounds Mess/Messdeck - Your living Quarters Rounds - Formal Inspection of your messdeck/toiletes/bathrooms Heads - Toilets Rescrub - Not good enough, do it again! Parade Drill - Marching and saluting etc Kit Muster - Formal Inspection of your kit Divisions - Formal Parade Supper - Early evening meal Pipe down - Lights out, go to sleep Nine o'clockers - Later evening meal Turn to - Start work Secure - Stop work Stand easy - Short tea break but also a drill order Dhobying - Washing - Usually by hand Dhoby Dust - Washing Powder Ashore - Going outside the establishment your living in Slide - Butter or margarine Sea dust - Salt Pit - Bed Jimmy - First Lieutenant or Executive Officer Scran - A Meal Snorkers - A Sausage Daily Dits - Daily Orders Dit - A story or quote usually funny Stokers/Clankies - ET(ME) WAFU - (Wet and Fu**ing Useless) - AET Jack Dustys - Supply Chain Logistician Goffa - Drink Wet - Any beverage hot or cold Adrift - Late/Absent from place of duty Onboard - Inside the establishment Run Ashore - Leisure time down to town Gash - Baby or new entrant Nozzer - New entrant Jabs - Vaccinations etc Muster - Collect/gather at a specific loaction Oppo - Close friend Guzz - Devonport/Plymouth Pompey - Portsmouth Remdial Instruction - Extra tuition in own time OOD - Officer of the day OOW - Officer of the watch Duty Part of the Watch - ratings detailed for additional duties that day Rig of the day - Uniform as specified to be worn Deck - Floor Deckhead - Ceiling Bulkhead - Wall Oggin - The Sea/Water Civvies - Civilian clothing Make-n-mend - Afternoon off Bimble - Walk Edit : Ignore 8 and 9. Just the basics, feel free to add anymore.