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Bigtime_Alarm #1 Posted 01 October 2019 - 08:07 PM

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Anyone got a Russian dictionary?  I suspect WOT is a Russian word meaning a cruel joke played upon people who do not deserve it.

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Bordhaw #3 Posted 01 October 2019 - 08:42 PM

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View PostBigtime_Alarm, on 01 October 2019 - 07:07 PM, said:

Anyone got a Russian dictionary?  I suspect WOT is a Russian word meaning a cruel joke played upon people who do not deserve it.

 



SaintMaddenus #4 Posted 01 October 2019 - 08:43 PM

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WOT is a british word actually

as in "WOT da Fook were you finking"  



WindSplitter1 #5 Posted 01 October 2019 - 08:50 PM

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Romanized as "Vot" (Cyrillic: Вот), it means "Here".

 

That is the closest to "WoT" I can think of in Russian. They have no "W" and use instead the "U" (Cyrillic: У).

 

If this was a joke then, apologies. I usually don't get them.



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View PostSaintMaddenus, on 01 October 2019 - 11:13 PM, said:

WOT is a british word actually

as in "WOT da Fook were you finking"  

Well said.



Dorander #7 Posted 01 October 2019 - 09:28 PM

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View PostSaintMaddenus, on 01 October 2019 - 07:43 PM, said:

WOT is a british word actually

as in "WOT da Fook were you finking"  

 

or alternatively the phrase, "U wot mate?" which contrary to popular belief isn't a simple antagonistic statement but originally meant "Excuse me good sir, am I correct in assuming you are a fellow player of World of Tanks?"



SaintMaddenus #8 Posted 01 October 2019 - 09:37 PM

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Mate is ALWAYS antagonistic...  see you Next Tuesday is for friends only :) 

Bigtime_Alarm #9 Posted 01 October 2019 - 10:07 PM

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View PostMimos_A, on 01 October 2019 - 08:21 PM, said:

21343

for no good reason whatsoever i have 200+ days of premium left and depressingly *** all else to do so rumours of my leaving are premature



malachi6 #10 Posted 01 October 2019 - 10:20 PM

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View PostBigtime_Alarm, on 01 October 2019 - 10:07 PM, said:

for no good reason whatsoever i have 200+ days of premium left and depressingly *** all else to do so rumours of my leaving are premature

 

Sunk cost fallacy.  Failure of due diligence.  



TheKing99 #11 Posted 01 October 2019 - 10:52 PM

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View Postmalachi6, on 01 October 2019 - 09:20 PM, said:

 

Sunk cost fallacy.  Failure of due diligence.  

 

Somehow I read failure of due intelligence. :D

 

In my case it's a matter of 'sunk cost' when it comes to online 'mates' - it tends to be a good idea to keep the game installed in case I've drunk myself senseless enough to click the 'Battle' button a 'mate' asks me to platoon. :)



SaintMaddenus #12 Posted 01 October 2019 - 11:06 PM

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View PostBigtime_Alarm, on 01 October 2019 - 10:07 PM, said:

for no good reason whatsoever i have 200+ days of premium left and depressingly *** all else to do so rumours of my leaving are premature


still 21343  though ;)  shame you can't "gift" days, im not above begging ;)



Olias_0f_Sunhillow #13 Posted 01 October 2019 - 11:35 PM

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A cruel 'joke' ?

 

If wit was 5hit, WG would be constipated.



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It's not a russian word. It's a russian world.

HassenderZerhacker #15 Posted 02 October 2019 - 02:57 AM

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I'm surprised nobody confirmed.

 

yes, WOT is a Russian word, in spoken Russian. It means "so", "this" or "there" or... meaning is kinda fuzzy actually. people use it at the end of an explanatory statement as if they wanted to indicate there is something to particularly understand, and like a separator before the next statement.

 

it's also often used in "wot eta da", literally translated with "that is really very", used as an acknowledgement and approbation of a previous statement.



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View PostWindSplitter1, on 01 October 2019 - 07:50 PM, said:

Romanized as "Vot" (Cyrillic: Вот), it means "Here".

 

 

more accurate translation would be not "Here" but closest expresion of english "Here you are" ... usually when showing, pointing to something or someone

 

and yes this word "Vot" is very usuable in situation where middle finger is shown :trollface:

 

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View PostHassenderZerhacker, on 02 October 2019 - 01:57 AM, said:

it's also often used in "wot eta da", literally translated with "that is really very", used as an acknowledgement and approbation of a previous statement.

 

"vot eta da" is simple just english "wow" or "oh yes".. literally "this is yes"



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Moved to off-topic.

Nishi_Kinuyo #18 Posted 02 October 2019 - 10:14 AM

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Don't they call this game "Mir Tankov" in Russia anyhow?

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View PostDorander, on 01 October 2019 - 08:28 PM, said:

 

or alternatively the phrase, "U wot mate?" which contrary to popular belief isn't a simple antagonistic statement but originally meant "Excuse me good sir, am I correct in assuming you are a fellow player of World of Tanks?"

 

Ahhhh Salford Mastermind, where the 2nd question is invariably "You want some?"



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:facepalm:




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