Wednesday, January 6, 2010

The True Meaning of "pwn"

The Internet provides many innovations to everyday society.  There are translators (which are horrible, please don't ever use them), sites for sheet music downloads, online shopping, and so much more.  Little do people know (not really, but I love that saying) that it also creates an alternate version of the English language.

Hi, I'm Mango, and today we will be taking a look at the word "pwn".

The word "pwn" (pronounced either "pawn" or "poh-own" when spoken) most likely derived from a little accident, considering the fact that on standard QWERTY keyboards the letter "o" is next to the letter "p".  The original term, "own", is used to say something along the lines of "I am dominate you be jealous n00b".  It is a term of what some would call supercilious or egotistical praise for one's abilities.  Synonyms of the word include: schooled, triumph, lesson learned, WHAT!, beyond awesomeness, world domination.  It can be used as either a verb or a noun, but more commonly is used solo as an interjection (PWN!).  The word "epic" is often placed in front of it for complete, utter, and total pwnage.  As a common user of this word, I must say, it's pretty fly.  Here are some example dialogues and sentences (***ALL OF THE BELOW SITUATIONS ARE COMPLETELY FICTIONAL.  WELL, MAYBE NOT NUMBER 2. OR NUMBER 4. BUT YOU GET THE PICTURE. OKAY, ENOUGH CAPS.***):

1. JJ: Yo Mango, what'd you get on that Bio test?
Mango: I got a 96. 
JJ: Ha ha ha! I got a 100! You just got pwned!

2. Michael Phelps is epic pwn at swimming.  His 100 Fly is more than 90% faster than mine.

3. Basil: Hey, wanna see my dance routine? (performs with amazing technique and stature)
Mango: Wow, you are so totally pwn at dancing!

4. Daffy Duck: [to Elmer about Bugs] What is this, a cooking class? Shoot him! Shoot him!
Elmer Fudd: But I haven't got a wicense to shoot a fwicasseeing wabbit.
Bugs Bunny: PWN!

What the heck does this have to do with Degrassi?  Wait, wait, I'll add relevance...

Degrassi = Pwn.
Now you understand our blog name.

This is JJ saying "-!~Mango Out~!-" on her behalf.

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