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Posted: 8/24/2004 11:07:51 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/24/2004 11:08:31 AM EST by dragunov]
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 11:10:21 AM EST
It means you have been beaten quite badly and had your tucus handed to you.
In other words: you got your ass whupped.

It started in the online games (probably Counter Strike), I do believe.

Kharn
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 11:10:22 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/24/2004 11:10:56 AM EST by GabbasaurusRex]
Shut down. For example, some idiot comes on here bragging about how their car can whoop the shit out of everyone else's, and a board member takes the time to research statistics and prove them completely wrong, thus throwing it back in their face and exposing them for the dickless wonder that they are.

That's just an example, though.
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 11:11:02 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/24/2004 11:14:23 AM EST by A-nus]
It is to "dominate" or "diss" very harshly

there are variations on the spelling as well, ie pwned or pwn3d, even PWN

just think of it as " I own you"

You use it when you smack some one down.

web
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 11:11:43 AM EST

Good question - I've been wondering too. Maybe it's a slavery reference.

It often seems linked to the practice of intentional misspelling - another mysterious practice.

Link Posted: 8/24/2004 11:12:23 AM EST
Schooled
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 11:13:57 AM EST
From the Jargon File:

owned

1. [cracker slang; often written “0wned”] Your condition when your machine has been cracked by a root exploit, and the attacker can do anything with it. This sense is occasionally used by hackers.

2. [gamers, IRC, crackers] To be dominated, controlled, mastered. For example, if you make a statement completely and utterly false, and someone else corrects it in a way that humiliates or removes you, you are said to “have been owned” by that person. When referring to games, “I own0r UT GOTYE” means that one has mastered Unreal Tournament, Game of the Year Edition to such a level that even the hardest AI characters are mere lunchmeat, and that no ordinary mortal player would even receive a point in competition. There are several spelling variants: 0wned, 0wn0r3d, even pwn0r3d. Hackers do not use this sense.
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 11:14:12 AM EST
Here is a graphic that speaks for itself



Link Posted: 8/24/2004 11:14:32 AM EST
It means having a patch of hair randomly cut from your head.
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 11:14:47 AM EST
Actually, it's spelled 0wned (with a zero). Came out of the days of Quake 1, when one player would totally dominate the others. He would "own" the other players. Started off as "I/he/she owned you!", but got shortened to "owned", and then "0wned" when "leet speak" made it's way into online gaming.
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 11:15:16 AM EST
It means you're someone's BI*CH.
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 11:17:35 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 11:21:00 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/24/2004 11:21:46 AM EST by BUCC_Guy]


Woot. That just about sums it up

- BUCC_Guy

EDIT: Shout out to PETA! Where you at?


Link Posted: 8/24/2004 11:23:57 AM EST
When a rag comes out from behind a bldg ready to launch an RPG at US forces and gets cut down in a hail of machinegun fire, he is OWNED!
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 11:31:08 AM EST
So the word "0wned" makes more sense than "gotcha!" or something like that? I mean "0wned" implies the exchange of currency. Like "I own your ass because I bought your soul" or something.

Is it that 0wned is just a random word that some 'puter geeks decided would mean something cool, but in fact makes people look rediculous when they say it?
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 11:39:31 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 11:43:08 AM EST
Or the slight variation

pwned or pwn3d
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 11:44:31 AM EST
It means,

SLAP UP SIDE THE HEAD Now go fix me a SAMMICH.....
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 11:45:23 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/24/2004 11:47:16 AM EST by ARDunstan]

Originally Posted By dragunov:
Ok I see now.

I thought we were supposed to say "you got served" in those situations.

I can't keep all this jive talkin straight.




dragunov
Its not "jive" talking..
Its slang used in the online gaming comunity such as Quake, CounterStrike, etc,
that has spread out to the web forums/bbs communities.
Very modern day slang.
ETA
It has spread out to conversational English as well but not to the extant of "jive"

"Oh stewardess, I speak jive."
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 11:46:33 AM EST

Originally Posted By cnorton:
Or the slight variation

pwned or pwn3d



Why the variations?
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 11:49:41 AM EST
pwned comes from somebody making a typo because the P key is next to the O key.
The pwn3d is a derivative from the haxx0rz community.
Mostly 14 year old geeks.
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 11:50:35 AM EST
beacause the o and the p are close together.

and you are drunk and hit pwn instead

Its not that new of a phrase... my dad says it and Im sure he aint been playing Counter Strike late at night

I've always took it as "He totally schooled/dominated you" and thusly, owned you.

Link Posted: 8/24/2004 11:53:16 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 11:53:53 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 11:55:45 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 11:57:55 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 12:03:09 PM EST
Here is an example of what it means to be OWNED

Link Posted: 8/24/2004 12:08:44 PM EST
Or, for a more contemporaneous example you can look up cyanide's threads on "Nancy Reagan hates GWB".
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 12:21:13 PM EST

Originally Posted By BUCC_Guy:
www.students.bucknell.edu/clanger/%5Carfcom%5Cowned36.jpg

Woot. That just about sums it up

- BUCC_Guy

EDIT: Shout out to PETA! Where you at?





Brings a tear to my eye, that does.



Reminds me of home.
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 12:31:46 PM EST














Link Posted: 8/24/2004 4:48:59 PM EST
So basically the term came from these kids who play computer games all the time?

I still don't understand the poor spelling. Is that because it's mostly academically inferior children who play these computer games, and they simply cannot spell correctly?

That still would not explain the 3 substituted for e...

Explanation anyone?

Link Posted: 8/24/2004 5:04:43 PM EST




BigDozer66
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 5:05:52 PM EST

Originally Posted By DrMark:
So basically the term came from these kids who play computer games all the time?

I still don't understand the poor spelling. Is that because it's mostly academically inferior children who play these computer games, and they simply cannot spell correctly?

That still would not explain the 3 substituted for e...

Explanation anyone?




www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/A787917
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 5:08:07 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 5:08:39 PM EST
I still think it's a stupid term but I'm a old fart at heart anyway
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 5:11:55 PM EST

Originally Posted By bulldog1967:
<SNIP>



That pretty much closes this thread! Well done!
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 5:14:12 PM EST

Originally Posted By cnorton:

Originally Posted By DrMark:
So basically the term came from these kids who play computer games all the time?

I still don't understand the poor spelling. Is that because it's mostly academically inferior children who play these computer games, and they simply cannot spell correctly?

That still would not explain the 3 substituted for e...

Explanation anyone?




www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/A787917



Thanks.

Kids...
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 5:16:59 PM EST
Nope, got one of my favs to add:



Link Posted: 8/24/2004 5:20:11 PM EST


That's the best laugh I've had all day
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 5:22:37 PM EST

Originally Posted By Airwolf:
Nope, got one of my favs to add:

membres.lycos.fr/forumswg/owned28.gif




Link Posted: 8/24/2004 5:34:50 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 5:35:22 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/24/2004 5:40:23 PM EST by GrumpyM4]
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 6:30:01 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 6:36:52 PM EST
LOL
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 6:37:52 PM EST
I am the secretary of the US Department of Ownage, Pwnage, and Hitting People on the Head With Hats*

*USDOOPAHPOTHWH not associated with any government in the universe, current, future, or past.
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 6:39:15 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 6:42:12 PM EST
I can go all night
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 6:44:07 PM EST

Link Posted: 8/24/2004 6:46:44 PM EST

Link Posted: 8/24/2004 6:48:49 PM EST

Link Posted: 8/24/2004 6:50:53 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/24/2004 6:52:22 PM EST by paenutz]






I cant stop laughing

Great thread!
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