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Sailor Speak... Mariners had a language of their own! - Author: (Unknown) -

 Me and Willy were lollygagging by the scuttlebutt after being aloft to boy butter up the antennas and were just perched on a bollard eyeballing a couple of bilge rats and flangeheads using crescent hammers to pack monkey shit around a fitting on a handybilly.

All of a sudden the dicksmith started hard-assing one of the deck apes for lifting his pogey bait. The pecker-checker was a sewer pipe sailor and the deckape was a gator. Maybe being blackshoes on a bird farm surrounded by a gaggle of cans didn't set right with either of those gobs.

The deck ape ran through the nearest hatch and dogged it tight because he knew the penis machinist was going to lay below, catch him between decks and punch him in the snot locker. He'd probably wind up on the binnacle list but Doc would find a way to gundeck the paper or give it the deep six to keep himself above board.

We heard the skivvywaver announce over the bitch box that the breadburners had creamed foreskins on toast (SOS) ready on the mess decks so we cut and run to avoid the fustercluck when the twidgets and cannon cockers knew chow was on.

We were balls to the wall for the barn and everyone was preparing to hit the beach as soon as we doubled-up and threw over the brow. I had a ditty bag full of fufu juice that I was gonna spread on thick for the bar hogs with those sweet bosnias. Sure beats the hell out of brown bagging.

Might even hit the acey-duecy club and try to hook up with a westpac widow. They were always leaving snail trails on the dance floor on amateur night.

Glossary - in order of use above

Author (Unknown). . . Now, For you Land Lubbers OR those of you who may have forgotten . . . GLOSSARY OF TERMS

lollygagging-----goofing off;

scuttlebutt-----drinking fountain;

aloft-----in the superstructure;

boy butter-----light tan grease or silicone - for antennas and masts;

bollard-----attached to a pier or deck to secure mooring lines;

bilge rats-----Engineering ratings;

flangeheads-----Enginemen; crescent

hammers-----Cresent wrenches;

handybilly-----P500 submersible pump; d

icksmith-----Hospital Corpsman;

hard-assing-----Giving someone a hard time verbally;

deck ape-----Personnel assigned to the deck gang, usually Boatswain Mates;

 pogey bait-----any sweet stuff like candy, etc....(bought in the ge-dunk);

ge-dunk-----Place to buy pogey bait;

sewer pipe-----Submarine;

gator-----Ships of the amphibious force;

blackshoes-----Non-aviation ratings;

bird farm-----Aircraft Carrier;



hatch-----doors, entrances through a bulkhead (wall);

dogged it-----activate a handle that puts the locks into place;

penis machinist-----Hospital Corpsman;

lay below-----to go to a lower level of the ship...below the weather decks;

snot locker-----nose;

binnacle list-----Medical department list of personnel in a no/light duty status;

Gundeck-----to falsify a record;

deep six-----to throw overboard;


breadburners-----cooks [or stewburners or gut-robbers];

fustercluck /cluster&%# -----self-explanatory [Chinese fire drill, to those less PC];

twidgets-----men who work in electronics fields;

cannon cockers-----Gunnersmates;

balls to the wall-----full speed ahead;

barn-----home port;

hit the beach-----go on liberty;

doubled up-----moored securely to the pier;

brow-----walkway from ship/shore/ship;

ditty bag-----small canvas bag issued to sailors to keep incidentals in;

fufu juice-----cologne;

bar hogs-----young/old ladies who frequent sailor bars;

bosnias-----Big Old Standard Navy Issue Asses;

brown bagging-----refers to married sailors who live off the ship while in port and bring lunch in a brown bag;

acey-duecy club-----Club for E5s and E6s (PO1 & PO2);

westpac widow-----women whose husbands are at sea;

amateur night-----payday night;