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so what exactly does "pwnd" mean?
    #4255977 - 06/04/05 03:07 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

I mean, I know how to use it in the proper context, and I get the jist of it, but is it an acronym? Where did the word come from? How exactly do you pronounce it?


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Re: so what exactly does "pwnd" mean? [Re: dr0mni]
    #4255979 - 06/04/05 03:07 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

U GOT PNWED.


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Re: so what exactly does "pwnd" mean? [Re: dr0mni]
    #4255980 - 06/04/05 03:08 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

"player owned"


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Re: so what exactly does "pwnd" mean? [Re: dr0mni]
    #4255981 - 06/04/05 03:08 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

deviation of owned... it's really big amongst the computer geek culture. 99% of people use it tongue-in-cheek.

there are a few theories as to how it originated but it's really just a misspelling of "owned"

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Re: so what exactly does "pwnd" mean? [Re: dr0mni]
    #4255982 - 06/04/05 03:08 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

that's how the net homos spell "owned"

it's overused and pretty lame, but they think it makes them cooler


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Re: so what exactly does "pwnd" mean? [Re: ltd]
    #4255983 - 06/04/05 03:08 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

I figured it was just a typo of owned that has a funny phonetic mix with it.


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Re: so what exactly does "pwnd" mean? [Re: dr0mni]
    #4255984 - 06/04/05 03:09 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

HAHAHA UR S0 SSTOOPID1!1! HAHAHAHAHA WOTS UR ASL PLZ? U GT PNWED !1!! hahhaA ROFLLMAMOGRAM


pnwd


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Re: so what exactly does "pwnd" mean? [Re: SoopaX]
    #4255989 - 06/04/05 03:11 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

pwmd s 1773


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Re: so what exactly does "pwnd" mean? [Re: dr0mni]
    #4255991 - 06/04/05 03:11 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

It came from starcraft and warcraft, it means getting you troops absolutely massacred in front of your eyes. The victor, proud of his victory will usually boast ownership of the defeated by claiming, "owned". But in the fury of adrenaline induced nerves, it always comes out misspelled so that "owned" had many different designations, such as pwned, owndered, pwnd...etc


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Re: so what exactly does "pwnd" mean? [Re: looner2]
    #4257335 - 06/04/05 10:37 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

oohhhh!!!! I see! So there really isn't a real way to pronounce it...

I always thought it sounded kinda cool LOL but didn't feel comfortable using it when I didn't really know what it meant. Now that I know, I don't think I'll ever use it!

I like the (st/w)arcraft connection! I always figured that it was like frat/dorm lingo...


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Re: so what exactly does "pwnd" mean? [Re: dr0mni]
    #4257379 - 06/04/05 10:47 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

It's pronounced poe and then the nd sound, in one fell swoop.

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Re: so what exactly does "pwnd" mean? [Re: dr0mni]
    #4257598 - 06/04/05 11:54 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

1. pwned

A corruption of the word "Owned." This originated in an online game called Warcraft, where a map designer misspelled "owned." When the computer beat a player, it was supposed to say, so-and-so "has been owned."

Instead, it said, so-and-so "has been pwned."

It basically means "to own" or to be dominated by an opponent or situation, especially by some god-like or computer-like force.
"Man, I rock at my job, but I still got a bad evaluation. I was pwned."

OR

"That team totally pwned us."

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Re: so what exactly does "pwnd" mean? [Re: dr0mni]
    #4257685 - 06/05/05 12:21 AM (11 years, 11 months ago)

i made the exact same topic a while ago and i remember some people saying you're not supposed to pronounce or even say it...? just for typing? WTF either way that word gives me a fucking headache.


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