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Thread #22581   Message #245360
Posted By: AndyG
21-Jun-00 - 08:20 AM
Thread Name: Help: Meaning of 'Chicken on a Raft'
Subject: RE: Help: Meaning of 'Chicken on a Raft'
Chicken on a Raft = Fried Egg on Toast
Jimmy = Jimmy-the-One = 1st lieutenant
Comic Cuts = Orders (possibly QR&AI ?), (originally WWI British Army jargon for Divisional Orders)
Dabtoes = seamen (not specialist ratings)
Dustmen = Engine Room specialist ratings (originally stokers)
middle, forenoon = watches
Whalin' crew = Whaler's Crew / Whaler = Ship's boat
pusser = purser

(Donny-B I'm not sure about)