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    Pwned
    I've seen this so much. I use this so much; But where did it come from? Anyone know?

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    Re: Got Pwned?

    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."
    quoted from http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=pwned

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    • #3
      Re: Got Pwned?

      yep pretty stupid if you ask me but it has become a mainstay in gaming, just like nub.


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      • #4
        Re: Got Pwned?

        Games have developed their own language.

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        • #5
          Re: Got Pwned?

          I always thought that it came from people typing owned so fast that they hit the "p" key instead of the "o" key changing owned to pwned.

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          • #6
            Re: Got Pwned?

            Similar to the use of the word "teh" [sic].
            Wintermute

            Play EVE online. It's like being an accounting addict in space.

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            • #7
              Re: Got Pwned?

              Originally posted by Wintermute
              [sic].
              If you have to be sick, use the toilet please.

              Root
              BFCL TF2 league admin

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              • #8
                Re: Got Pwned?

                Originally posted by cookietester
                If you have to be sick, use the toilet please.

                Root
                Your British humor escapes me. Over here the joke would have been, "If you have to be sick, use teh toilet please."
                Last edited by Buck Fush; 04-25-2005, 01:26 PM. Reason: Spelling

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                • #9
                  Re: Got Pwned?

                  I use all this 1337 speak crap as more of an inside joke. It's usually when I'm making fun of someone "OMG THOESE GUYZ R C4MMPING F4GS L4M3Rs. EW SHUOLD PWNE TEHM ALL!!one1"

                  I prefer to use terms completely out of context. I'll say crap like "Man, I got owned by a server at work today." or "I owned that ISDN router like it's no one's business." It's funny when people give you crazy looks for talking like that.

                  My favorite online has to be: "Guys.. I think we just got served."

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