Why do Armenians say “Vasya”?

Tamara Sidorova
Tamara Sidorova
July 6, 2012
Why do Armenians say “Vasya”?

When communicating in our native language, we often do not notice how this or that parasite word slips through us. But we do not attach any importance to this and continue to talk further. Similarly, the Armenians. Why do Caucasians say “Vasya”? They just do not think about the meaning of this exclamation.

For the first time, people visited the question of why Armenians say “Vasya” after watching the famous monologue Zhorik Vartanov on SevKav TV. After this series, the famous Armenian exclamation became popular in Russia. However, the history of this word is not so straightforward.

Vasya (in Armenian Hovhannes) in this case does not have the meaning of a symbol. With the help of Zhorik Vartanov, these words became winged on television (only when used in the same intonation as the actor). However, such treatment takes its roots from the prisons of Transcaucasia. It has always been used by crooks, criminals and marginals of Armenia. With this word they wanted to show a dismissive attitude towards the person with whom they are talking. But television made its own adjustments and made it “winged”.

Now, most Caucasians use it simply as a parasitic word, not attaching importance to its etymology, but in vain. Always before using this or that unfamiliar word you need to think about what it means and where it came from, otherwise you can simply get into an awkward situation.