[Ads-l] Antedating of "pwn"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Fri Sep 23 22:48:00 EDT 2016

On Fri, Sep 23, 2016 at 9:21 PM, Ben Zimmer <bgzimmer at gmail.com> wrote:

> OED explains: "Alteration of _own_ v., perhaps originating in a typing
> error (the letters o and p being adjacent on a standard computer
> keyboard)."

I'll buy that.

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