The Wah - can it be saved?

#1
Over the course of the past few years we've had some crackers, such as this effort from wedge35;

http://www.arrse.co.uk/cpgn2/Forums/viewtopic/t=20815.html

However, we seem to have hit a wall;

http://www.arrse.co.uk/cpgn2/Forums/viewtopic/t=108523.html

The Wah has been a highlight of ARRSE for years, but we seem to be a bit too Wah-wary these days, so much so that anything even remotely daft is being wrongly called as a Wah. This is especially prevalent with new members. It also seems that we're running out of material, the 'chav txt spk cadet/walt' angle has been done to absolute death.

Are they happening too often? Or are they just too obvious? What can we do to make the Wah funny and believable again?
 
#5
There is a lack of WAH craftsmen these days, When I were a lad a WAH could be honed and perfected by a bored squaddie over days or even weeks of stagging on in some shithole. Those days are gone and we are left with the remnants of a once fine craft. I blame Gordon Brown.
 
#6
CQMS said:
There is a lack of WAH craftsmen these days, When I were a lad a WAH could be honed and perfected by a bored squaddie over days or even weeks of stagging on in some shithole. Those days are gone and we are left with the remnants of a once fine craft. I blame Gordon Brown.
All aboard the bus!
 
#7
If I'm being brutally honest, I'm convinced that billy.winky is one big Wah. If it is, my faith in the art will be restored. If it's eventually proven that he's a real person, I'm going to have to turn up my abuse-o-meter. ;)
 
#11
A definition would help;

Wah = convincingly affecting arrogant stupidity or a misunderstanding on some matter of fact in order to in fact uncover the stupidity or gullibility of the other.

Example - While driving singing along to your favourite heavy metal popular music "track", enthusiastically muttering "...the eight of spades, the eight of spades".

Friend stupidly offer, with a disbelieving look, "It's the ace of spades, you dick".

Wait two beats, your face in his, "Wahhhh".




Okay, it's not Dr Johnson..........
 
#12
skintboymike said:
If I'm being brutally honest, I'm convinced that billy.winky is one big Wah. If it is, my faith in the art will be restored. If it's eventually proven that he's a real person, I'm going to have to turn up my abuse-o-meter. ;)
billy.winky is Baron Castleshortt
 
#13
Why have I been called a "wah" before!? Was it because I mentioned "cadets" once?
 
#14
Not keen on Wah's myself. Kinda destroys honest communication. Having said that, some are bloody funny.
 
#15
Perturbed said:
Not keen on Wah's myself. Kinda destroys honest communication. quote]
WAHH
 
#16
Look, I've thought about this for a long time. Sit down, tea or coffee? Sven may actually not be a cnut, or even as they put it , down the line, a butcher's sleeve, I think we need to organise a paper about this one, a man like that does nothing but improve morale, we need to expand. Thank you gentlemen.
 
#17
Wahs are rubbish. What's the point?

Wah!
 
#18
Rothney said:
Why have I been called a "wah" before!? Was it because I mentioned "cadets" once?
Because your posts are so deliberately full of shit that it was obviously a wind up.

Except it wasn't a wind up.

And you really ARE that full of sh*t. ;)
 
#19
gobbyidiot said:
Example - While driving singing along to your favourite heavy metal popular music "track", enthusiastically muttering "...the eight of spades, the eight of spades".

Friend stupidly offer, with a disbelieving look, "It's the ace of spades, you dick".

Wait two beats, your face in his, "Wahhhh".
I got caught out with this very one last year. My own fault, it winds me up when people get ACDC wrong. Should have seen it coming.

Back to the thread, a good wah requires subtlety, timing and ideally an audience. I think what saintboymike is complaining about is very badly executed 'wind-up' akin to Bart Simpson's phone calls to Moe's Tavern asking for Mr Butts, Mr Seymour Butts. The correct response is not 'Wah?' but 'Bore off you trolling twunt!'

CQMS said:
There is a lack of WAH craftsmen these days, When I were a lad a WAH could be honed and perfected by a bored squaddie over days or even weeks of stagging on in some shithole. Those days are gone and we are left with the remnants of a once fine craft. I blame Gordon Brown.
I blame JPA which is a wah that backfired when a smartarse clerk told the RAO he'd have more time to play golf if soldiers did all their own admin. He didn't get the Waaaaahhhhhh! out in time and now Wah-merchants across the services are that much more weary of 'pushing the envelope'.
 

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