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Argh! Is It Pwn Pronounced "pawn" Or "pown"(lo

Pawn or pown  

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  1. 1. is it pawn or pown?

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    • pawn, l05er.
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Everyone says it's pronounced POWN!!!!! why!?!?!! just cuz someone hit the p instead of the o in wow, now everyone thinks the o is part of the pronunciation.it's pawn. thatnk you.

 

Catch ya later:

Mr Black Cat

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Who in the name of all that is holy would bother to pronounce the word? If anything, it's "own".

Edited by GameGuru1

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Who in the name of all that is holy would bother to pronounce the word? If anything, it's "own".

:withstupid:

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Everyone says it's pronounced POWN!!!!! why!?!?!! just cuz someone hit the p instead of the o in wow, now everyone thinks the o is part of the pronunciation.it's pawn. thatnk you.

 

Catch ya later:

Mr Black Cat

First off, you do realize that the term "pwn" did not come from WoW, don't you?

 

It is a play on the word "own" and most people pronounce it as "pown". Until this poll, I've never heard anyone claim that it was pawn (that's a chess piece).

 

Though... this article on Answers.com might clear things up for you.

 

 

Pronunciation

 

Given the recent development of the word, and its primary use in written form only, there is no single accepted pronunciation of pwn. Therefore, pronunciation is mainly based on personal preference. Some of the common variations include (IPA pronunciation) [oʊn], [pəʔˈoʊn], [piˈoʊn], [pən], [pwin], [pun], or, most commonly [poʊn] or pawn, as rhymed with the original own; ([oʊn]). It can also be pronounced phonetically, as [pwəʔˈn̩] (pwən).

 

Another pronunciation, [pɔn], is used by many other players, although many online gamers believe it to be a false pronunciation. The main argument against that is that since pwn is probably just a purposeful misspelling of its parent, own, that it should still be pronounced as [oʊn] or [poʊn]. Some people also pronounce it simply as 3 letters, /piː/ ['dʌb.l.ju:] [ɛn].

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It's POWN as in rhyming with OWN, which is it's meaning. There's no ifs ands or buts about it. Where the hell does one get "pawn" from?! :blink:

 

You just got PWNT!

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Who in the name of all that is holy would bother to pronounce the word? If anything, it's "own".

 

 

:withstupid:

 

:withstupid: 'ER

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haha yeah. i believe it was derived from older FPS games [like CS/HL] and someone hit the 'p' key instead of 'o'.

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i agree with savethedodobird.

 

but if you are going to pronounce it otherwise, its pown... the word is just "own" with a p.

 

.'. pwn = pown

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Everyone says it's pronounced POWN!!!!! why!?!?!! just cuz someone hit the p instead of the o in wow, now everyone thinks the o is part of the pronunciation.it's pawn. thatnk you.

 

Catch ya later:

Mr Black Cat

 

choo jus got pwnt! :lol:

 

(choo is a me thing btw ;) markie knows!)

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