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    la vache fantôme phantomcow2's Avatar
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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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    Properly written, I belive its pwn3d.

    It's "hacker speak" for "owned". It like saying "you got burned"!!
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    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

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    be that the case, why is there a p?
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    THAT is pwned!

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    Quote Originally Posted by phantomcow2
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by phantomcow2
    be that the case, why is there a p?
    p is hacker speak for the letter 'o'.
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    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

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    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Stacey
    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.
    Quote Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

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    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by KingTermite
    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?
    That's a lie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cooker
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by catatonic
    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
    Quote Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

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    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
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    A picture is worth a thousand words...



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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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by cycleprincess
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by phantomcow2
    It look me a really long time to figure out Laugh Out Loud
    and LBS
    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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