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allen_o's avatar

why is there a p in pwned?

Asked by allen_o (1485points) March 11th, 2008 from iPhone

I don’t get it

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row4food's avatar

it originated with the online gamers. when they ‘owned’ someone, they often mistyped a ‘p’ instead of the ‘o’ and it stuck. pwned.

ladytmerie's avatar

Ha ha, I have always wondered that myself. Sounds about right though, thanks.

omfgTALIjustIMDu's avatar

Because otherwise it would just be wned and that’s kind of hard to say.

Spargett's avatar

Alot of internet speak has come that way. “teh” is a great example of the word “the” being misspelled so often that when typed as “teh” it portrays itself in such a comic light. i.e.

“Oh noezz, not teh kitty!”

eyeofnyc's avatar

I’ve got to be honest. I hate all of it. From LOL to 1337, it makes me want to commit hate crimes.

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