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Quick one, but I have seen people say this all the time like:
"That character would pwn a squad of space marines"
so what does pwn mean?
It's a mispelling of "own", which in this context refers to one-sided results.
Why do the survivors remain anonymous -- as if cursed -- while the dead are revered? Why do we cling to what we lose while we ignore what we still hold?
Name none of the fallen, for they stood in our place, and stand there still in each moment of our lives.
--Duiker, "Deadhouse Gates"
"pwn" is actually a misspelling that has become popular. See the letter "P" and the letter "O" are very close on the keyboard, so some hardcore gamers who have to type very fast and are online all day got into the habit of hitting the "P" instead of the "O" and saying "pwn" or "Pwn'd" instead of "own" or "Owned".
Its just leet for "own".
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It's code. That person is really saying "Please stab me repeatedly in the face, I don't deserve to live."
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It's been a minute.
Haha, thats interesting. I didn't know Wikpedia had internet slang :tongue:
As far as I know its the hybrid between pawned and owned.
"pwn" has a long history.
It started when some genious typist hit 'p' instead of 'o' in a game (typically and FPS).
To cover for stupidity / lack of typing skills, the claim was eventually made that 'pwned' was short for 'pistol owned'.
From there, "pwned" became the "l33t" version of "owned"; and is now used (like L33t in general) in a mostly ironic sense.