'PWNS' and other acronyms?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by mouchoir, Aug 31, 2006.

  1. mouchoir macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2004
    Location:
    London, UK
    #1
    Can someone please definitively explain to me what 'pwns' means?

    I guess that it means 'owns' in some way or other, but the 'p' has me flummoxed.

    It would be greaty if someone could fill me in on its meaning...

    And while we are on the subject, does anyone have any other acronyms like these they are clueless about and need explained!
     
  2. Nermal Moderator

    Nermal

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2002
    Location:
    New Zealand
  3. seanf macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2006
    Location:
    UK
    #3
  4. rdowns Suspended

    rdowns

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2003
    #4
    This would be a good place to start. Personally, when I'm all benevolent ruler of the world, I will kill them all.
     
  5. Deepdale macrumors 68000

    Deepdale

    Joined:
    May 4, 2005
    Location:
    New York
    #5
    Need an assistant?
     
  6. rdowns Suspended

    rdowns

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2003
    #6

    ABSOLUT3LEY U CAN B MAH MINISTER OF DEATH!!!1! OMG ;)
     
  7. Palad1 macrumors 6502a

    Palad1

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2004
    Location:
    London, UK
    #7
    Would that make him 'Chancelier of frag' then?
     
  8. mouchoir thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2004
    Location:
    London, UK
    #8
    Forgot to check the wikipedia – are there no limits to its knowledge!

    Thanks for the help.

    I still hate the word though, it is used on everything!
     
  9. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2002
    Location:
    Gone but not forgotten.
    #9
    You shouldn't believe everything you read. ;) Sometimes what's in Wikipedia is wrong but most of the time, it pwns.
     
  10. mouchoir thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2004
    Location:
    London, UK
    #10
    Yeah, thanks for the tip bousozuku – I have a habit of taking everything I read as truth.

    I read somewhere your username means 'custard of mountain monkey that sits in the breeze'? Are you telling me that I shouldn't believe that...?

    http://www.wikipedia.org/bosozuku=monkey+custard :p
     
  11. Warbrain macrumors 603

    Warbrain

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2004
    Location:
    Chicago, IL
  12. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2002
    Location:
    Gone but not forgotten.
    #12
    I believe that you can't spell. :D
     
  13. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

    2nyRiggz

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2005
    Location:
    Thank you Jah...I'm so Blessed
    #13
    I hate that *beep*



    Bless
     
  14. nbs2 macrumors 68030

    nbs2

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2004
    Location:
    A geographical oddity
    #14
    so explain the history of the '!!!!!!11!!!one!!' - it wasn't in the wiki article
     
  15. MOFS macrumors 65816

    MOFS

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2003
    Location:
    Durham, UK
    #15
    Thats either a very excited (but poor) typist responding to something thats very good (imagine someone doing this--->!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! but letting gotheshift button once in a while :rolleyes: ) or, as in this case, a piss take of that practice. Which is what you're more likely to see here on this site. Variations include:

    OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!1111!!!!oneoneone
    OMGBYoBRSVP!!!!!1111!!!!VIPRIP ;)

    EDIT:See here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noob for a good explanation.
     
  16. Warbrain macrumors 603

    Warbrain

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2004
    Location:
    Chicago, IL
    #16
    I was kidding.
     
  17. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

    2nyRiggz

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2005
    Location:
    Thank you Jah...I'm so Blessed
    #17
    ^That was not a hit at you.....I meant the computer acronyms in general.

    I can deal with: LOL, LMAO...stuff like that but

    iz teh suxx0rs....WTF:confused:


    Bless
     
  18. mouchoir thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2004
    Location:
    London, UK
    #18
    Rats! :eek:
     
  19. tobefirst macrumors 68040

    tobefirst

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2005
    Location:
    St. Louis, MO
    #19
    I got one...or two, I suppose...that you guys can explain to me. What are these?

    ^_^

    and

    O_O
     
  20. Josh macrumors 68000

    Josh

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2004
    Location:
    State College, PA
    #20
    The purposeful and intentional mispelling of words drives me mad.

    "teh" is perhaps the oldest and most annoying.

    After 15 minutes playing WoW, I am assured that everyone else typing while:
    spinning rapidly in an old office chair​
    slinging cheetos and mountain dew everywhere​
    laughing hysterically and adding "zors" to every word they speak​
    while banging fingers on the keyboard instead of neatly typing​

    I am a very angry person.
     
  21. jdechko macrumors 68040

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2004
    #21
    Fixed it for you :)
     
  22. SamIchi macrumors 68030

    SamIchi

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2004
  23. Edot macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2002
    Location:
    NJ
    #23
    Faces, duh!
     
  24. iPhil macrumors 68040

    iPhil

    #24

    umm copy-n-paste is yur friend :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

    heres your linky :p :p :p
     
  25. Josh macrumors 68000

    Josh

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2004
    Location:
    State College, PA
    #25

    o_0 serious?
     

Share This Page