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SaladPizza #1 Posted Apr 17 2011 - 05:29

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I've played Wow, Guild Wars, and Rift.  WoT is the only place where i read people saying "derp" frequently. What does it mean? Is it some new thing the kiddies say to be cool?  Thanks.

ZombieFlanders #2 Posted Apr 17 2011 - 05:34

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more than likely referring to the powerful guns on a few vehicles...the large howitzer (152mm?) on the KV is referred to as the derp gun or lol cannon.

ColHammer #3 Posted Apr 17 2011 - 05:36

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This is an Eve Term from Eve-Online. What it means is you have the Big Gun that is overpowered for the tank. There are a few that just really do some major damage. I think the Top Gun on the KV and the IS come to mind.

Whee #4 Posted Apr 17 2011 - 05:49

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View PostSaladPizza, on Apr 17 2011 - 05:29, said:

I've played Wow, Guild Wars, and Rift.  WoT is the only place where i read people saying "derp" frequently. What does it mean? Is it some new thing the kiddies say to be cool?  Thanks.

It also mean expressing a stupid response after doing something stupid.

Derp is similar to "D'oh" from the Simpson as D'oh is to indicate that Homer did something stupid. Derp literally means the same thing.

Usually, it's called a "Derp" gun simply because a tank gets an OP gun (Very big gun)

:Smile_honoring:

Alfonze #5 Posted Apr 17 2011 - 05:54

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The 75mm gun on the M2 and M5 counts as a derp gun as well.  The KV's 152mm gun is a good example.  The Sherman's 105mm and the M7's 75mm guns are lol cannons, too.  Those guns dish out a lot of damage, as long as they don't miss, which they do a lot.  I think the whole Bison might count as a derp gun/ lol cannon.

Hobbe #6 Posted Apr 17 2011 - 06:29

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Derp is slang for "Retard".

It's a variation of "Herp Derp" or "Hurr Durr", which is (according to them)the only thing a mentally retarded person can say.

I wish the dumbasses would stop using it.

I don't give a shit if the term has new meaning.

blade12444 #7 Posted Apr 17 2011 - 09:09

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basicly , HE being having more pen then it would normaly have

cdauch #8 Posted Apr 17 2011 - 09:11

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I am so glad you aaked that question!  I have been playing now for about 2 months, had never heard the term before, and was too shy about asking what it meant for fear of being ridiculed for not knowing.  Thanks.

Paingod556 #9 Posted Apr 17 2011 - 09:39

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It actually comes from South Park, describing Rob Schneiders comedies, ie. 'something so unbearably, idiotically, painstakingly stupid that there are no words.' It starts with a running gag of fictional comidies ala 'The Animal'-

Rob Schneider is... a carrot!
Rob Schneider is... a stapler!

and finally-

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=ZxYA6duF-9E

Sandoz #10 Posted May 04 2011 - 04:14

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Seems to be some conflict in definitions here. I asked in game someone told me to google it :P

Shackram #11 Posted May 04 2011 - 04:36

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There you go, guys.

http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/derp

In game it's about the large caliber howitzer that some tanks get, which are only useful with HE shells. No idea how it came to be tho'.

pekiti #12 Posted May 04 2011 - 17:15

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It's a combination of fear and loathing...you kill me with that 152mm HE howitzer (that I didn't realize hit so hard) so it must be overpowered, and you must be a retard for using it. You become a 'derp' and that cannon is a 'derp gun'.

The implication is that it takes no skill to win with it (except of course it has awful accuracy, it reloads 5x slower than everything else in its tier, which means if you miss you die while waiting for the reload).

Same for the 105mm on the Hetzer, etc.

Zhyn #13 Posted May 06 2011 - 02:12

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I do it for the herps.

Hellfury #14 Posted May 06 2011 - 02:52

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Sometimes you herp, sometimes you derp.

Will_of_Iron #15 Posted May 06 2011 - 02:57

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as many others have said, it basically means a short barreled, possibly inaccurate cannon that has a good chance of dealing 1shot kills. Guns such as the m2 medium's howitzer, the hetzer's 10.5 cm StuH, or pretty much anything loaded onto the kv line that isn't stock.

i think there is also a clan dedicated to the kv's lol.

deltafarce #16 Posted May 06 2011 - 04:59

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View PostWill_of_Iron, on May 06 2011 - 02:57, said:

i think there is also a clan dedicated to the kv's lol.

What? Where? I WANNA JOIN.
lolol

boybland #17 Posted May 06 2011 - 05:12

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I'm old school, for me there is only one, the 152mm for the KV, even I laugh when that kills me, because I know just how long the other guy had to wait to take that shot!

HLS30 #18 Posted May 06 2011 - 05:14

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Derp guns are guns like the short 75mm, 76mm, 105s, and 152 on the KV that dish out damage way out of proportion to the tier.

Lougle #19 Posted May 06 2011 - 10:45

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"The main difference between the Herp and the Derp is Herp starts with an H and Derp starts with a D"  -John Madden

Whyan #20 Posted May 07 2011 - 07:37

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Any howizter that uses HE for damage far beyond what tanks in its tier are capable of. (Ie: Kv 152mm, sherman and hezter/stug 105mm, su-152's stock gun, m2 75mm)