What`s "pwn"? 68 replies

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#1 14 years ago

I know it`s for something like "kill", but what it stands for?




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#2 14 years ago

Well when I totally beat someone in a game and kill them easily i saw "i pwned joo" :p




Reel Big Fish

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#3 14 years ago

For Example - "I pwned ScOrPY" *No offense*




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#4 14 years ago

Basically when you kill someone :)




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#5 14 years ago

To pwn is similar to 'own', just another way of saying 'I am better than you' really. . .




Ironass

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#6 14 years ago

Like I pwn mek..... its the uber way to say HAHA im better like sheepeep said




FreakNasty

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#7 14 years ago

Don't know where it came from, but maybe it's from the Counter Strike era. pwn - own pwned - owned My theory is, once there was a guy who was really bad at typing. He wanted to write "own" and typed "pwn", because "p" is next to the "o" on key pads. So the CS-community said "Wow, this so cool! I want to be special and show that I'm a CS-nerd, so I use "pwn" instead of "own" in future!" Nowadays you have to write pwn, because otherwise some people don't know what you talk about... :lol:




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#8 14 years ago

LOL I did not know that. Probably right about it too.




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#9 14 years ago

yeah, it's just a typo, like 'teh' instead of 'the'.




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#10 14 years ago

I always thought it stood for [color=Red]p[/color]ure o[color=Red]wn[/color]age. Ah well...roll%20eyes%20%28sarcastic%29.gif