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View Poll Results: How do you pronounce "pwn?"
pawn (like the chess piece) 44 40.37%
pone (rhymes with phone) 47 43.12%
pune (rhymes with second syllable of immune) 5 4.59%
pun (like wordplay) 0 0%
Other 9 8.26%
It's internet terminology. Who says that IRL? 4 3.67%
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Old 07-17-2008, 02:51 AM
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Default How do you pronounce "pwn"?

I was always curious of this. I know it's not something people would usually say in the real world, but...

I hear it's pronounced "pone", but I've always thought it was "pawn," like the chess piece.
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Old 07-17-2008, 02:54 AM
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Default Re: How do you pronounce "pwn"?

I've always pronounced it as "pone".

Most of my friends say "pawn", though.

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Old 07-17-2008, 02:55 AM
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Default Re: How do you pronounce "pwn"?

One of the greatest mysteries of the internet. =p

I always pronounce it as "pawn", though I've never heard it being said irl. -shrugs-

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Old 07-17-2008, 02:58 AM
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Default Re: How do you pronounce "pwn"?

I pronounce it "pawn," just because it sounds the best to my ears. Yet, I think it'd be more logical to pronounce it "pone" because it is "p" + "own." *shrugs*
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Old 07-17-2008, 03:02 AM
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Default Re: How do you pronounce "pwn"?

I used to pronounce it as "pawn", but now I pronounce it as "pone". After all, pwn is short for pure ownership, so it's just like a combo of pure+own, of which the correct pronounciation should be "pone".

However, this is just a term people created on their own, so this reasoning doesn't have to apply; it can be pronounced however people want it to be pronounced.
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Old 07-17-2008, 03:03 AM
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I pronounce it 'pawn.'
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Old 07-17-2008, 03:19 AM
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Default Re: How do you pronounce "pwn"?

I pronounce it "pone." As in I Powned you in a pokemon battle. I always spell it as pwn, as an abbreviation, like srry, or thx.
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Old 07-17-2008, 03:24 AM
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Default Re: How do you pronounce "pwn"?

I've always said "Pawn"
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Old 07-17-2008, 03:24 AM
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Default Re: How do you pronounce "pwn"?

I pronounce it "own".
I'm boring, poo. But I don't really say internet terms in real life, though.
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Old 07-17-2008, 03:55 AM
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Default Re: How do you pronounce "pwn"?

I pronounce it "pawn", but that's only if I'm quoting a post from here. (I. E. "[Username here] had a Dragonair moveset that pwned."), but to be honest, I'd go with the last option.
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Old 07-17-2008, 04:01 AM
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Default Re: How do you pronounce "pwn"?

I always say "pawn". D:<
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Default Re: How do you pronounce "pwn"?

I pronounces it as Own but I chose Pone because next to it it says "Rhymes with phone" XD
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Old 07-17-2008, 04:37 AM
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Default Re: How do you pronounce "pwn"?

I usually say Pawn, but everyone around me says pone. D:
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I pronounce it as pone.
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Old 07-17-2008, 04:53 AM
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Default Re: How do you pronounce "pwn"?

Pown/pone.
Seeing as it means power ownage.

That, and that's how all of the boys in my school say it when they exclaim, "THAT PWNED"
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