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Old 04-08-2009, 09:12 AM   #1
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How Jeff Bezos Pwned Publishing

Interesting blog article over at dearauthor.com.

http://dearauthor.com/wordpress/2009...am-publishing/
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Old 04-08-2009, 09:41 AM   #2
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Sorry, what does "Pwned" mean?
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Old 04-08-2009, 09:52 AM   #3
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Sorry, what does "Pwned" mean?
It means the person who typed it cannot spell properly. That is not a proper word. It's mostly used by script kiddies.
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Sorry, what does "Pwned" mean?
It's leetspeak slang for Owned
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Old 04-08-2009, 09:56 AM   #5
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It's leetspeak slang for Owned
Exactly, a typo and not a real word.
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Old 04-08-2009, 10:00 AM   #7
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Sorry, what does "Pwned" mean?

It's the alternate title for the article. The original title was far too long, and I was far too lazy to type it out

Pwned is indeed a 'typo' that apparently first appeared in a World of Warcraft chat. It means 'to own' or 'dominate'.

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=pwned
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Sorry, what does "Pwned" mean?
Well being "owned" is when you are dominated by someone. For example, if we play a game and I beat you you were "owned". Now what letter comes after o? p or course. So, being pwned is being majorly dominated. For example, if a sports game is a shut out of very one sided many people would say the losing team was pwned.

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Old 04-08-2009, 10:05 AM   #9
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Exactly, a typo and not a real word.
Sorry, it is not a typo. People use it deliberately. How do you think most words come into existence? The first person starts using it, then everyone starts using it, and before you know it, it is part of the lexicon and added to the dictionary.

Personally, I don't like the word either, but... the English lexicon is not up to us to describe.

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Pwned is indeed a 'typo' that apparently first appeared in a World of Warcraft chat.
Appeared long before WoW, much more likely to have originated with CounterStrike ...

As for it being "not a real word", it's a few years too late for that argument ...
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Well being "owned" is when you are dominated by someone. For example, if we play a game and I beat you you were "owned". Now what letter comes after o? p or course. So, being pwned is being majorly dominated. For example, if a sports game is a shut out of very one sided many people would say the losing team was pwned.

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It might have died a merciful death, had not "Owned" been put into the obscenity filtering software at several large gaming sites - leading to use of the misspelled version to circumvent the censors.
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Old 04-08-2009, 11:32 AM   #12
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Some of you guys are not very internet hip. Pwned is, by common usage, more correct than "owned" these days on the internet. It is NOT just a script kiddy thing anymore. You will be assimilated.
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Usually it's more like this:

pwned!!1!!1!!11!

That's what comes from fatfingering the keyboard when overly excited.
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Some of you guys are not very internet hip. Pwned is, by common usage, more correct than "owned" these days on the internet. It is NOT just a script kiddy thing anymore. You will be assimilated.
I know all about kiddies trying to make up their own words because they made a typo. It originally came into being because of a typo. And it's not a real word. never will be.
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Usually it's more like this:

pwned!!1!!1!!11!

That's what comes from fatfingering the keyboard when overly excited.
And even that got adultered to

pwned!!!!1!!!1!!!one!!1eleven

Usually kids trying to be cool and funny.
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