Shuckas Shippers


Lantern Swinger
Shukkers as in Shukkran - Arabic for thank you
Shippers as in Shipmate i.e.

Thanks mate.....

Will that do ?


War Hero
thingy said:
It derives from an obscure dialect of Matelot called POLARI! Not telling wot it meenz though! :biggrin:
Im not sure that Polari was of matelot origin?Any way hows your Nanty rire and thews and to forgetting your lallies? How bona to varda your eek:D :D


War Hero
Found this.......and have no idea what it means....

As feely homies, we would zhoosh our riahs, powder our eeks, climb into our bona new drag, don our batts and troll off to some bona bijou bar

Does that mean Polari(s), is lots of them?? ;-))

Maybe 'Shippers' is a Noobie for 'Shipmate', which is an RNA term of address?


War Hero
The use of shuckers obviously comes from our current deployments in arabic speaking countries. After the H boats did the equatorial surveys, the portugese version was obbers cobbers.


War Hero
thingy said:
Andy and 21, it so good to know that someone on RR understands the lingo. It's all Hindi to me. :lol:

You need to listen to more "Round the Horne" on BBC7 especially the Julian & Sandy sketches.
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