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Old 12-06-05, 07:05 PM   #1
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Will somebody explain pwned?

Im an odd duck, I have sat and thunk plenty of thoughts with no luck...
What the hell is pwned?
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Old 12-06-05, 07:09 PM   #2
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Properly written, I belive its pwn3d.

It's "hacker speak" for "owned". It like saying "you got burned"!!
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be that the case, why is there a p?
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THAT is pwned!
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be that the case, why is there a p?
The urban legend is that in an early Japanese shooter game there was a typo where "owned' was spelled "pwned", or in online gaming people type messages so fast and recklessly that they often type "I pwned that noob" by mistake. (EDIT) Other words are often mispelled online too, including "rain"
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be that the case, why is there a p?
p is hacker speak for the letter 'o'.
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Old 12-06-05, 07:18 PM   #8
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Gee didn't we just go through all of this about 3 weeks ago, and three weeks before that, and...
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Gee didn't we just go through all of this about 3 weeks ago, and three weeks before that, and...
Yeah...I tried searching for the thread, but I couldn't find it.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pwned
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Old 12-06-05, 07:26 PM   #11
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Yeah...I tried searching for the thread, but I couldn't find it.

I know it was in the "Do not reply' thread... somewhere. And s couple other places in foo as well
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If it was in the Do not reply thread, i would not know. i stayed out of that tumor
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Even so, I still like the pwned pics.
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i'm pretty sure it originated as a deliberate typo by a doom/quake game designer and player who wanted to see if everyone followed the trend? can someone substantiate?
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The urban legend is that in an early Japanese shooter game there was a typo where "owned' was spelled "pwned", or in online gaming people type messages so fast and recklessly that they often type "I pwned that noob" by mistake. (EDIT) Other words are often mispelled online too, including "rain"

The actual truth was it was in the game Warcraft. I forgot which one, but somewhere in it was a misspelling of the word "Owned", in the context of ownership. Even back then though, "Owned" also meant beating someone in a way that's humiliating/embarassing.

Like when I got bored on a battlefield2 game with some old friends, and threatened one of them that I would kill him at least 60 times in the next hour, without firing a single bullet...and proceeded to do so, as far as actually blowing things off of cliffs into him using c4 charges and such....that would be considered "Owned".

...actually, I think the proper term for what happened to him was "violated".
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The actual truth was it was in the game Warcraft. I forgot which one, but somewhere in it was a misspelling of the word "Owned", in the context of ownership. Even back then though, "Owned" also meant beating someone in a way that's humiliating/embarassing.
According to the urban dictionary, its origin is in debate whether it was Warcraft or Quake.

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=pwned
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I believe Pwned was started by a penny arcade columnist back in the day.

Why I know this, I don't know.
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Old 12-06-05, 08:31 PM   #19
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When exactly was "the day"? Was it a specific era or a nondescript blip in time?
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I'm still trying to figure out what "LOL" means...
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There's like a hundred hilarious pwnd pictures in this thread:

Looking for a PWNED picture
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It look me a really long time to figure out Laugh Out Loud
and LBS
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most of the acronyms escape me. I'm not really a LOL kind of gal. More of a "hehe". prehistoric I know! Tell me about it...took me a solid week to figure out what LBS stood for...back when I was lurking about! Finally had to come right out and ask what OCP ment....forgot already.
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most of the acronyms escape me. I'm not really a LOL kind of gal. More of a "hehe". prehistoric I know! Tell me about it...took me a solid week to figure out what LBS stood for...back when I was lurking about! Finally had to come right out and ask what OCP ment....forgot already.
OCP? Omigod, Cycleprincess!!!
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It look me a really long time to figure out Laugh Out Loud
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I was, and still am useless at figuring out all of these abbreviations, but I got WTF, straight away...go figure!!!!
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