Monday, April 7, 2008

Pure Pwnage

Andrew's spelling of "ownage" reminds me of something I used to watch a few years back. It's still funny. Welcome to the funny videos of Pure Pwnage. Here is first episode of the first season.

As an aside, as I linked to in my comment "ownage" can have many spellings. My spelling is the old school spelling, Wikipedia explains it:

Owned has now spread beyond computer and gaming contexts and become part of standard slang, where it typically entails defeat or humiliation, usually in an amusing way or through the dominance of an opposing party.[7] Other variations of the word owned include own3d, 0wn3d and oaned,[7] terms which incorporate elements of leetspeak.

At some point, the variant term "pwned" appeared in the same subculture (generally thought to have been invented by Paul Semenets; this alteration originated from typos that occurred when hasty gamers tried typing too fast on the keyboard, thus missing the "o" and typing "p" instead).


Andrew said...

Heh. Thinking Pure Pwnage was new..... you're such a n00b.....

Ben said...

Andrew, if you actually read my posts you'd notice that I said in the first sentence,

"something I used to watch a few years back".

I should have bought you this shirt for your birthday instead of a threadless one. (You should get that sometime soon aswell.)

Andrew, "Your stop is next!"

David Barry said...

I don't care what any authorities say, I pronounce 'pwned' as 'pooned', with the 'oo' the same as in 'book'.

Ben said...

Being "pooned" sounds like it would be very uncomfortable on ones date.

Paul said...

Paul Semenets didnt invent that word. Check wikipedia, some one was messing around with the definition