WALT? Ahhh!

#1
What's the real meaning behind the term?

What criteria makes a walt?

Am I being a walt for asking?

I keep seeing the term about and would like to know what it means.

Anybody on these forums a 'walt'?

And I'm probably being a complee walt for asking!
 

Nehustan

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#2
I think (in fact I know) it comes from a book and/or film called 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty'

[align=center]The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and Other Pieces [/align]

I think there is an entry in Arrsepedia about the relationship of the name primarily between 'a' regiment and 'a' corps, and then later on about other types more widely.
 
#4
Walt = Walter Mitty

A person living the life and pretending to be something they are not.
ie: An airsofter claiming to be a 'harbinger of death' is a walt.
The nobber strolling round on remembrance day or any other day telling his tales of derring do but never serving a day = walt
Airsofters, paintballers 'some' re-enactors are all regarded as walts.

I said some re-enactors due to the fact that a bloke strolling round as a roman legionaire or a roundhead is purely doing this out of interest and for fun. Some Arrsers have different views on this.

Check the thread 'Search for a Walt Star' on the intelligence cell
 
#6
You say 'walt' like its a bad thing!

Err, no.... wait......
 
#8
Scale of Waltism, with SAS Walts at the top and Roman Legionaires at the Bottom, the the SS Walts ranking above the WW2 and WW1 Living History Walts.

Airsofters and Paintballers, 99% Walt, but there are some who play it for the "sport" and don't rock up with patches and berets etc. However, these are a small minority, with the majority who play it being overweight, sex starved men or shitty little kids who like to wear green.

Is that comprehensive enough, or do any other arrsers have any modifications.

(I am aware that letting off 1% of airsofters will not be popular, but they can't be all bad......can they? (I'm not one)
 

Nehustan

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#9
Praetorian said:
Scale of Waltism, with SAS Walts at the top and Roman Legionaires at the Bottom, the the SS Walts ranking above the WW2 and WW1 Living History Walts.

Airsofters and Paintballers, 99% Walt, but there are some who play it for the "sport" and don't rock up with patches and berets etc. However, these are a small minority, with the majority who play it being overweight, sex starved men or shitty little kids who like to wear green.

Is that comprehensive enough, or do any other arrsers have any modifications.

(I am aware that letting off 1% of airsofters will not be popular, but they can't be all bad......can they? (I'm not one)
And where do Praetorian Guards figure :wink:
 
#12
I don't know what you mean by that. The avatar? Well I found it randomly in the gallery and thought I'd be cool but having a huge avatar that normally can't be had. Wait, you're the one that identified it as Warhammer...
 
#13
Forks said:
Wait, you're the one that identified it as Warhammer...
Uh-huh.

Yes, because I was once a 10 year old boy.

Now I just look like one.
 

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