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Author:  jonthomas83 [ Fri Aug 19, 2011 8:14 am ]
Post subject:  What does "Shalashaska" mean?

As the title says really, can't get a clear cut answer when Googling it!

"Shalashaska" (シャラシャーシカ Sharashāshika), was Ocelot's nickname when he was younger.

The Official MGS Database, says this...

Quote:
Revolver Ocelot's nickname. In his younger days, Ocelot took part in the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. He struck fear in the hearts of Afghan guerrillas, who called him the Shalashaska.


Any help would be great, thank you.

Author:  Artemio [ Fri Aug 19, 2011 3:36 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: What does "Shalashaska" mean?

This is the best I could find... http://boards.ign.com/metal_gear_solid/ ... 325167/p1/

Author:  jonthomas83 [ Fri Aug 19, 2011 4:06 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: What does "Shalashaska" mean?

Thanks Artemio, I spotted that one too, bit woolly though! :?

Author:  Marc [ Mon Aug 22, 2011 6:01 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: What does "Shalashaska" mean?

It means "super widescreen."

Author:  jonthomas83 [ Tue Aug 23, 2011 2:18 am ]
Post subject:  Re: What does "Shalashaska" mean?

Marc wrote:
It means "super widescreen."

Haha, bitter much!?!? ;-)

Author:  GirianSeed573 [ Mon Sep 05, 2011 7:18 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: What does "Shalashaska" mean?

I take it you didn't listen to the Push To Talk interview with Jeremy Blaustien.
"Bottom line is it doesn't matter as long as you don't know..." ~ Jeremy

Author:  jonthomas83 [ Tue Sep 06, 2011 1:39 am ]
Post subject:  Re: What does "Shalashaska" mean?

GirianSeed573 wrote:
I take it you didn't listen to the Push To Talk interview with Jeremy Blaustien.
"Bottom line is it doesn't matter as long as you don't know..." ~ Jeremy

Never heard of it mate. Is that quote specifically referring to the name "Shalashaska"?

In what context is it used? And, do you have a link to said interview?

Author:  GirianSeed573 [ Tue Sep 06, 2011 1:49 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: What does "Shalashaska" mean?

Yes, its referring to the name "Shalashaska."
Heres a direct link to the question.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVYpi9rSdSs
Question starts around the 0:51 mark.
Heres another link to download the whole interview.
http://forums.junkerhq.net/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=2741
Hope this help shows what I ment by that remark.

Author:  jonthomas83 [ Wed Sep 07, 2011 6:23 am ]
Post subject:  Re: What does "Shalashaska" mean?

Thank you GirianSeed573, appreciate that. Will give it a listen asap!

Author:  TechNoir [ Tue Nov 19, 2013 6:34 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: What does "Shalashaska" mean?

Artemio wrote:

>russian slang word for 'prison'
ABSOLUTELY NOT, for fuck sake. For us Russians it's the same thing - it's gibberish. :x

Author:  baimenov [ Fri Apr 24, 2020 9:07 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: What does "Shalashaska" mean?

Native Russian speaker here, I know it's kinda late to reply but I still will:

Even when I - native Russian speaker - first saw "Shalashaska" word I had no idea what it means, it does sound kind of russian though. People kept saying it's coming from russian word for prison and then I got it right away - it comes from word Шарашка = Sharashka, which actually does not mean prison, it means, from my words: "A research/labor/work facility organized within prison (Gulag)". But I have no idea why they changed it to be Shalashaska.
Hopefully someone will find this helpful

Interesting fact from top of my head: Sergei Korolev - soviet rocket engineer who designed first soviet spaceships and satellites was working in sharashka

Author:  Artemio [ Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:11 am ]
Post subject:  Re: What does "Shalashaska" mean?

Thanks a lot for the info baimenov

Author:  AwesomeBrand [ Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:18 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: What does "Shalashaska" mean?

MGS5 actually has an explanation behind the "Shalashaska" name. tl;dr it's a combination between "sharashka" and "shashka", a type of sword.


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