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cman_yall
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08 Feb 2007, 12:01 am

How exactly does one pronounce the word "pwned" anyway? I've always thought of it as like pooned... that is, the celtic w = oo thing, but only a few scholars and various fans of Katherine Kerr's Deverry novels would know that... how do you pronounce it?


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08 Feb 2007, 12:16 am

"Given the recent development of the word, and its primary use in written form only, there is no single accepted pronunciation of pwn, as there are no vowels, this often leads to arguments about the "correct" pronunciation. Pronunciation is usually determined by personal preference and the context of the game being played."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pwn



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08 Feb 2007, 3:39 am

i dont think many people say this word out loud



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08 Feb 2007, 7:04 am

I would either pronouce it like owned with a p in the front, or like "pawned". I alternate between the two....


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10 Feb 2007, 4:03 pm

sparkman wrote:
i dont think many people say this word out loud


True, but one still has to think it when reading it... what does it sound like in your head?

So far we've got "pooned", "powned", "pawned"... and someone I asked by email added "owned".

Why do I care? Um... er... why do I care... hey, look over there! *dives out a window*


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10 Feb 2007, 6:14 pm

www.pwned.nl :) spoken out loud there :)