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Folks,

 

How do you pronounce "pwn" or "pwned"?

 

There's a Wikipedia article about it with several pronunciation options at

Wikipedia: Pwn. I prefer the version that rhymes with "soon." (See the Welsh option - I think it's the 7th one.)

 

Dave

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I never say it. That's just foolish. :P

 

 

But if I would, I guess it would be like..."puhn"

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I never say it. That's just foolish.  :P

But if I would, I guess it would be like..."puhn"

189601[/snapback]

 

concider yourself pawned! :w00t:

 

.. now thats just the wrong smiley for the occation. :medieval:

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There's a Wikipedia article about it with several pronunciation options at

Wikipedia: Pwn. I prefer the version that rhymes with "soon." (See the Welsh option - I think it's the 7th one.)

 

189597[/snapback]

 

"poon". Right, that's how I pronounce it.

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i pronounce it 'prawn' :)

 

(nah, I say pawn, dunno what's right though)

 

EDIT: This should have been in the off-topic place, the misc thingy :P

Edited by sisteMa`

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I pawn the weaklings :blush:

yes, i perfer pawn as well :omg:

 

 

 

-Kat

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I think the main reason that people pronounce pwn as "pawn" is because the literate mind is set up to identify words quickly, even if the entire word is read. Although the word "pwn" is missing any sort of vowel and therefore is technically unpronounceable, the mind quickly fills in a vowel to make it pronounceable. Since "pawn" is a word that is relatively known and used, this is the pronounciation the mind most often chooses.

 

I know, I'm a nerd :P

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Didn't it originate as a typo of "own" though? ...As in "I own you" blah blah...So saying P"own"(rhymes with own) would make more sense.

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Absolutely true (see Wikipedia on its origin :P), but the brain doesn't typically associate the word "own" as quickly as the word "pawn", since there is only the vowel missing and the brain needs to fill it in quickly. The human brain is quite quirky if you think about it :P

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dunno about others, but sure at first look, I saw "pwn" as "pawn". However, I keep it even knowing the "own" typo connection, as I like to think of life as a big chess analogy. :D

 

Think of it, which is more ownage - to literally kill someone, or to be able to play someone as a pawn? :D

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