[Ads-l] Antedating of "pwn"

Hugo hugovk at GMAIL.COM
Fri Sep 23 14:42:01 EDT 2016

Today's word of the day, added to the OED this month, dated 2002.

pwn, v.

To inflict a humiliating defeat on (an opponent), esp. in an online game.

1999 August 5, Quaestor, “Re: [SP] So..the first victim of the
Evil/Hero System”, in rec.games.computer.ultima.online, Usenet,
message-ID <37AA8154.D77E6EB8 at Skara.Brae>:

2nd guard: "Yeah, shiiit! I PWNED YO @zz!"



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