Quickie thought….

Does anyone else have a pathological hatred for the net term “pwned”? I mean, what the fuck’s up with that?

Whoever coined the phrase should be put on trial for Crimes Against the English Language….I mean, seriously – who conceives such shit?



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13 Responses to Quickie thought….

  1. creactivity says:

    There are so many net terms/spellings/capitalization that are idiotic. The bizarre part is making fun of people who can’t spell (too prevalent on the net) with further misspellings. Pretty soon, no one will know which are right.
    What are you doing up so late/early?

    • MRDA says:

      You’re right…the language is sliding into digital decadence…
      As for me…I’m getting ready to slide into my bed now – got work in the morning.
      Hope all is well – I will make a point of chatting with you again soon….

  2. kasku says:

    What on earth is that word? I haven’t come across it before.

    • MRDA says:

      Have you heard the term “owned” in use? “Pwned” is basically its annoying little brother….

      • kasku says:

        No, I haven’t. I guess I only read things that have no internet speak in them or something! What’s the “owned” thing about?

        • MRDA says:

          “Owning” someone is basically getting the better of someone in a debate, fight etc…mainly in a net context, but it can be used offline too….I quite like the term, just not the typo mutation of it….

  3. konami says:

    It mostly comes from online games.
    Nobody conceived it.. it just got typoed into fashion, Like a lot of internet literation. Mind you, it’s literary; not post literary; people aren’t fashioning words intentionally, they have been born from the enviroment (such as a typo). I don’t mind pwned, but “teh” I find annoying.

    • MRDA says:

      Looking at the configuration of the keyboard closely, I begin to see how such abominations can come to pass. still, it’s a poor show, even for net literation methinks….the damned thing isn’t even pronouncable….ugh!
      Another one which gnaws at me like a tick on heat is “OMG” – do you not think “Valley Girl!” when you hear that, or is it just me?

  4. _toyin says:

    I haven’t quite come across that one — ever.
    I gues that’s a good thing then.

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