Royal Navy Not enough room to swing a cat. Naval slang and its everyday usage. Author Martin Robson

Not enough room to swing a cat. Naval slang and its everyday usage. Author Martin Robson

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Centuries of operating in a semi-closed and unique society has led the Senior Service to evolve its own language. The enormous scale and longevity of our Royal Navy inevitably led to this language spilling out of military confines and into general parlance. Now there are innumerable phrases in common use everyday where the original meaning and origin are lost to those who use them.

A fascinating book for anyone interested in the either the Royal Navy or the development of our mother tongue. Read it and be amused, surprised and fascinated.





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Looks like a very good read.

David L.
Good title

Very nice book full of interesting facts nice reader thank you.

Susan G.
Really interesting but .....

The book is much smaller than I thought it would be and the print is very small, so I had to use a magnifier as well as my reading glasses.

Anthony B.

Humorous and informative, plus great reference material.


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