Tuesday, June 7, 2011


***"Pwned," for newbies is the condition of being visibly humiliated, to be psychologically neutered, as one is hoist on one's own petard. Via the Urban Dictionary:
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."
"That team totally pwned us."
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