Old Navy's Nicknames

I really like the old RN terms of speech,there are many but one of my favourites[not wishing to belittle any branch of the service] is one for an officers servant, the old term for an officers steward.
The word for them in Nelsons time was “Fart Catchers!â€
Don't you love it? I think we should bring it back for those so attired in the House of Lords although I wouldn't fancy being Prescott's Fart catcher!
In my time (and I suspect yours too SF), a quite common alternative name for Stewards was "Po jerkers".
Also, not quite so common, "Sea going housemaids".

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