New Jack Speak - Gen-up ?

Hosk

Newbie
I left the mob in 87 and I have noticed that Jack Speak has evolved like any language I guess. I never used to use the word shipwreck as opposed to shippers and I don't remember saying "Negat, Seacat" but I think that's quite a funny retort. Anyway my question is - what do the sprogs use these days for "Honest" where we used to use the phrase "Gen-Up"? As in "I didn't tea-leaf your anti-flash, Knocker. Gen-up shippers." I'm pretty sure I heard a wren (okay a lady sailor) slagging someone off for using this term when she asked him a question, but I can't remember what the term is. Anyone know? Or am I dreaming?
 
Honest- gen / safeguard
Pop/ juice- Hoffa
Brew- wet
Cigarette- tab

It’s not really changed much and hardly anyone speaks fluent jackspeak these days, just the odd word here and there.


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Hosk

Newbie
Cheers ops! That's it - Safeguard! "Safeguard, all clips" is the one I heard. Very funny. Cheers.
 

Alfacharlie

War Hero
Honest- gen / safeguard
Pop/ juice- Hoffa
Brew- wet
Cigarette- tab

It’s not really changed much and hardly anyone speaks fluent jackspeak these days, just the odd word here and there.


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Negat seacat zippo Charlie. Me old SSN 19.
Berets in the ops room, 12 clips, ears on the upper deck...

Laundry is now ready for collection.
Etc etc etc...
 

Hosk

Newbie
I was a WAFU and based at Portland whn one time I was in the queue for the Oggy wagon and this fish-head in front of me literally asked for "Oggin Dust" for his chips. I couldn't believe my ears. He was on his own it wasn't a gag - got any oggin-dust. Brilliant.
 

Alfacharlie

War Hero
I was a WAFU and based at Portland whn one time I was in the queue for the Oggy wagon and this fish-head in front of me literally asked for "Oggin Dust" for his chips. I couldn't believe my ears. He was on his own it wasn't a gag - got any oggin-dust. Brilliant.
Fullers earth. (Spelling). -pepper.
"Cold move the slide and fullers earth down to my wharf, shipmate".
Heard that once. Felt like sticking my plate over his head.
 

WreckerL

War Hero
Super Moderator
Funniest one I heard was a sonar bender (WE tiff in case you didn't know) say he would be late down the boat as he had to take his Mrs to the docs as "her stbd flank array had gone tits up"

She'd lost hearing in the right ear.

And that dit is a safeguard, two clips , two pins (submariner speak).
 
Ok I’m off to go get my dictionary cause I have not got the foggiest what half of you lot are on about (coming from a 3 badge killick, you can all blame @WreckerL as he was my DO when I was a sprog)!


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WreckerL

War Hero
Super Moderator
Ok I’m off to go get my dictionary cause I have not got the foggiest what half of you lot are on about (coming from a 3 badge killick, you can all blame @WreckerL as he was my DO when I was a sprog)!


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And you still don't pay attention ;)

Now trim the red lead aft, me oggies getting cold.
 

Alfacharlie

War Hero
Had a sea cadet come onboard for some look around with the rest of his unit(?) etc.
Called me shipmate. How I chortled. (Not).

Harry safers, green fowlies, 12 clips, HTAS, the oggie wagon is now in attendance on the jetty, and Louis Bernard's. Chief stoker, jetty.
 

Waspie

War Hero
These days it seems killicks are referred to as 'Leader'
Okay...but in German that is 'Fuhrer'. Just sayin......
That started in the WAFU pinger world. I hated it and blatantly ignored any officer that addressed me as such to!!!
 

Sumo

War Hero
Funniest one I heard was a sonar bender (WE tiff in case you didn't know) say he would be late down the boat as he had to take his Mrs to the docs as "her stbd flank array had gone tits up"

She'd lost hearing in the right ear.

And that dit is a safeguard, two clips , two pins (submariner speak).
Nowt wrong with that.
I suppose if she had a fender bender on her Stb flank, she. Would have hurt her right tit?
 

redmonkey

Lantern Swinger
Book Reviewer
Mrs WB was on a ship's families Facebook page and one of the squadron lads had his mum on there.
She always started her posts as Shipmates.

She had some very cringeworthy posts on there.
 

WreckerL

War Hero
Super Moderator
Mrs WB was on a ship's families Facebook page and one of the squadron lads had his mum on there.
She always started her posts as Shipmates.

She had some very cringeworthy posts on there.
I got asked to join a local RNA (local being 10 miles away) and was greeted with "welcome aboard shipmate",

I never went back!
 

SONAR-BENDER

War Hero
Funniest one I heard was a sonar bender (WE tiff in case you didn't know) say he would be late down the boat as he had to take his Mrs to the docs as "her stbd flank array had gone tits up"

She'd lost hearing in the right ear.

And that dit is a safeguard, two clips , two pins (submariner speak).
Not me or mine!!

However, the upward looking array has gone on mine. As has the control system.
 
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